Long Term Effects Of Heat Stroke

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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Heat Stroke?

Heat stroke happens when the human body temperature is elevated from overexposure to sun or other means of high temperatures.

Heat stroke has the potential to make a person suffer both physical and neurological issues, unlike heat exhaustion which is a less severe ailment.

Heat stroke can lead to long-term effects which can be devastating. Severe dehydration and in worse cases, lead to a person’s death.

  • Kidney problems
  • Brain damage
  • Blood disorders

Heat stroke can also lead to…

  • Permanent organ damage
  • Coma or a comatose position
  • Seizures
  • Neurological side effects
  • Personality & behavioral abnormalities
  • Heart & breathing irregularities

The after-effects can be joined with..

  • Chronic Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle Cramps

As it causes the body to start shutting down, affected people can appear oddly confused and may also lose consciousness.  It can cause the body to completely shut down, and lead to death.

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1 Comment

Minnette LeBlancJanuary 22, 2023 at 10:55 amReply

Thank you for this article-it explained/confirmed many things to me that my NY doctors could not. I had extreme heat stroke in Aug 2022, i had a vigorous stress test on a 95F day,
went home and my a/c failed. I was home alone in and out of comas for a
week, could not make calls, until I was found and hospitalized for a week and returned home. There is no info re this, as I was informed no one survives to study.(from Nat research library, D.C.)
I searched the net and found no info. I understand health, nutrition etc very well and slowly recovered- slept a lot, then started progressive exercises, many nutrition supplements etc, also mental exercise. I am completely well now, but only recently. I’m 73. I’m writing in case this may be helpful to you or anyone.
It was pretty lonely to be told no one survives a serious case. But I’m fine.

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