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how long does heat stroke last? can you recover from it?

By Anonymous September 30, 2011 - 4:40pm
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Hello, My son was diagnos with heat stroke and I was wondering how long does it last? he still feels week and fatigue. He did have a siezure, and was in hospital for two days.

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As you might already know, Heatstroke is caused by an "overload" of the body's temperature regulation system or a "failure" of the cardiovascular system during exercise in a hot environment. Heatstroke is a medical emergency. Medical care must be obtained at once; a delay in treatment can be fatal. Recovery from heatstroke is a highly individualized process. The majority of patients recover completely within one to six months. One study of two cross country runners showed that liver damage required 11-12 months to heal. Other studies have reported that victims may be intolerant to exercise in heat for two to 5 years.


September 30, 2011 - 5:01pm
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