What are the warning signs of heat-related illness?

Thirty-two-year-old former New York Giants lineman Mitch Petrus, died Thursday night after suffering from an apparent heat stroke. Dr. Jon LaPook joins “CBS Weekend News” with more on how to spot warning signs of heat-related illnesses.
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Abstract Ischemic colitis primarily affects the elderly with underlying disease, but it rarely occurs in young adults with risk factors, such as coagulopathy or vascular disorder. Moreover, it is extremely rare in the very young without risk factors. This paper presents a patient with ischemic colitis associated with heat stroke and rhabdomyolysis after intense exercise under high-temperature conditions. A 20-year-old man presented with mental deterioration after a vigorous soccer game for more than 30 minutes in sweltering weather. He also presented with hematochezia with abdominal pain. The laboratory tests reve...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
This study assessed occupational heat-related knowledge, perceptions, and barriers among responders during cleanup activities. A total of 65 responders completed an online survey which examined occupational heat stress during cleanup activities. Of the respondents, most had 25 or more years’ experience, worked for companies with 19 or fewer employees, were not classified as safety and health professionals, had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and worked in the northern or central regions of the United States. While most respondents were knowledgeable of heat stress, the items in which respondents were least knowl...
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The hotter the temperature gets, the more critical it is to be aware of the risk for heat stroke.Medscape Emergency Medicine
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An Ontario health advocacy group is calling for more action to protect children from the harmful impacts of climate change. The group says cases of asthma, heat stroke and Lyme disease could all be on the rise in the coming decades.
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Abstract BACKGROUND: An epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (Mesoamerican Nephropathy) has emerged in hot regions of Central America. We have demonstrated that dehydration associated with recurrent heat exposure causes chronic kidney disease in animal models. However, the independent influence of the core body temperature to kidney injury has not been explored. Here we tested the hypothesis that kidney injury could be accelerated by increasing body temperature independent of external temperature. METHODS: Wild type mice were exposed heat (39.5°C, 30 min, 2 times daily) with or without t...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research
Electric fans might make you feel cooler, but they can actually increase your risk of becoming heat sick and even dying from a heat stroke, the evidence shows.
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​Heat-related illness should be an easy diagnosis, but it is not that simple, and there are a number of tripwires.The common pathophysiology for most heat-related illnesses is heat generated from muscular activity that accumulates faster than can be dissipated via increased skin blood flow and sweating, resulting in exertional hyperthermia. Part of the challenge for clinicians is that heat illness is a continuum with a significant overlap of signs and symptoms. Granted, heat rash, heat cramps, and heat edema aren't that confusing, but diagnostic accuracy can be a little more challenging at the other end of the spectrum.S...
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IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 2734: Glyphosate’s Synergistic Toxicity in Combination with Other Factors as a Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16152734 Authors: Sarath Gunatilake Stephanie Seneff Laura Orlando Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) is a global epidemic. Sri Lanka has experienced a doubling of the disease every 4 or 5 years since it was first identified in the North Central province in the mid-1990s. The disease primarily affects people in agricultural regions who are missing the common...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
HEATSTROKE is a life-threatening condition brought on in hot weather - here is how to keep cool on what is the hottest July day on record.
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Publication date: 2019Source: International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 146Author(s): Dafin Fior Muresanu, Aruna Sharma, Ranjana Patnaik, Preeti K. Menon, Herbert Mössler, Hari Shanker SharmaAbstractThere is a growing trend of hypertension among military and civilian populations due to lifetime stressful situations. If hypertension is uncontrolled it leads to development of diabetes and serious neurological complications. Most of the World populations live in temperate zone across the World. Thus, a possibility exists that these hypertensive and diabetic people may have external heat as potential risk factors for b...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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