Hyperthermia - 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In the summer hyperthermia is a serious problem. There are two different types of hyperthermia mild and severe. The severe type is when your body temperature goes over 40.5 degrees Celsius. That’s almost 105 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause heat stroke. Dr. Basil Eldadah at the NIH explains.
Eldadah: Heat stroke is the more severe form of hyperthermia which involves more severe symptoms like weakness nausea, headache, central nervous system symptoms like confusion, or inability to balance, sometimes seizure, or coma can occur.
Narrator: Hyperthermia kills more people than any other weather related condition in the United States. For more on hyperthermia, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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