dr R K Alwadhi
Consultant Pediatrician
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Heat related illnesses can be grouped as -

 

1. Exertion associated collapse

2. Heat exhaustion

3. Heat stroke

 

Exertion Associated Collapse:

 

It is a feeling of lightheadedness, collapse or syncope after a strenuous exercise is stopped. The contraction of muscles maintains venous return to heart during exercise. When exercise is stopped, venous return decreases, resulting in decreased blood flow to brain.

 

....To be continued



Posted On: 27/05/2019

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