Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher. The condition is most common in the summer months.
Where does a heat stroke occur?
Untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition that occurs when your core body temperature reaches 104 F (40 C) or higher. Heatstroke requires immediate medical attention to prevent permanent damage to your brain and other vital organs that can result in death.
What body temperature is heat exhaustion?
The main symptom of heat exhaustion is a body temperature of 101°F (38.3°C) to 104°F (40°C). Some symptoms may be warning signs that heat exhaustion is about to happen. Symptoms may vary depending on the how serious the heat exhaustion is.
Can you get heatstroke inside?
Indoor heat stroke is a heat-related illness that is caused when the body overheats by going over a core temperature of 40 degrees Celsius and is unable to cool itself down. The Ontario Medical Associations Dr. Nadia Alam says children and seniors are most vulnerable to indoor heat stroke.
What body systems are involved in heatstroke?
Heatstroke can temporarily or permanently damage vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and brain. The higher the temperature, especially when higher than 106° F (41° C), the more rapidly problems develop.