Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

What are the symptoms of a heat stroke?

A heat stroke occurs when the body temperature goes above 41.1C (105F). At this temperature, brain damage can occur; therefore, it is important to call emergency services right away. Heat stroke can happen while playing sports or being active in hot temperatures but can also happen in elderly, young children, and those suffering from chronic illness without any exertion.
Symptoms of heat stroke include: increased heart rate, changes in mood (more irritable), increased breath rate, muscle cramping, liver & kidney failure, and coma. If you suspect heat stroke and try to keep the person cool and hydrated with electrolytes while you wait for medical assistance.
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