2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Heatstroke: Most hazardous condition in summer
Dr. Rudra Dinesh Kumar, Dr. Shravan Kumar Dholi, Dr. M Srinivas Reddy, Srigadi Goutham, Shital Ade, D Ruchitha Reddy, C Vasavi Reddy
Beyond 40 degrees Celsius, the core body temperature can cause psychological anomalies like delirium and coma. Heatstroke, often called sunstroke or heatstroke, is the most severe form of hyperthermia or a sickness brought on by high heat. Death, organ failure, or brain damage can result from heat stroke. It's possible to think of heatstroke as a tropical form of neurodegeneration, especially among unfamiliar visitors to warm climates. Incidence rates for various heat illnesses in women ranged from 1.30 to 2.89 per 1000 persons per year and 0.98 to 1.98 per 1000 person-years, respectively, compared to men. By the year 2050, the annual baseline number of deaths from heat stroke is expected to have increased by nearly 2.5 times from its current level. Nearly 21.7% of elderly patients contacted emergency departments due to heat stroke. Wearing loose-fitting clothing, using wet towels, taking showers, avoiding engaging in excessive physical activity outside in hot and hazardous weather, and staying hydrated are a few ways to prevent heat stroke. From 2006 to 2010, there were 3332 deaths attributed to heat stroke.
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Dr. Rudra Dinesh Kumar, Dr. Shravan Kumar Dholi, Dr. M Srinivas Reddy, Srigadi Goutham, Shital Ade, D Ruchitha Reddy, C Vasavi Reddy. Heatstroke: Most hazardous condition in summer. Int J Res Psychiatry 2023;3(1):16-18. DOI: 10.22271/27891623.2023.v3.i1a.39