Emergency Medicine Book


Heat Stress

Aka: Heat Stress
  1. See Also
    1. Heat Illness
    2. Heat Exhaustion
    3. Heat Stroke
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Body response to excessive heat load
    2. Heat Stroke is the most mild form on continuum to Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
  3. Symptoms
    1. Heat-related discomfort
    2. Decreased Exercise tolerance
    3. Unacclimatized patients may experience more systemic symptoms, but core Temperature remains normal
  4. Signs
    1. Core Temperature unchanged (<38 C or 100.4 F)
    2. Contrast with Heat Exhaustion where core Temperature rises above 38 C (100.4 F) associated with systemic symptoms
    3. Contrast with Heat Stroke where core Temperature rises above 40 C (104 F), asssociated with altered consciousness
  5. Management
    1. Move to shaded or cooler environment
    2. Maintain hydration
  6. References
    1. Salinas and Ruttan (2017) Crit Dec Emerg Med 31(9): 3-10
    2. Gauer (2019) Am Fam Physician 99(8):482-9 [PubMed]

Heat Stress Disorders (C0282507)

Definition (MSH) A group of conditions that develop due to overexposure or overexertion in excessive environmental heat.
Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
MSH D018882
English Disorder, Heat Stress, Disorders, Heat Stress, Heat Stress Disorder, Heat Stress Disorders, Heat Stress Syndrome, Heat Stress Syndromes, Stress Disorder, Heat, Stress Disorders, Heat, Stress Syndrome, Heat, Stress Syndromes, Heat, Syndrome, Heat Stress, Syndromes, Heat Stress, STRESS DIS HEAT, HEAT STRESS DIS, Heat Stress Disorders [Disease/Finding], heat stress
Swedish Värmesjuka
Czech syndromy vyvolané horkem, poruchy vyvolané tepelným stresem
Finnish Lämpörasitushäiriöt
Japanese 熱ストレス障害, 熱ストレス症候群
Spanish Trastornos de Estrés por Calor, Síndromes de Estrés por Calor, Calambre por Calor, Síndromes de Estrés Térmico
Portuguese Síndromes de Estresses devidas ao Calor, Transtornos de Estresse por Calor, Cãibra por Calor, Síndromes de Estresse Térmico, Câimbras por Calor, Cãibras por Calor, Síndromes de Stress Térmico, Câimbras devidas ao Calor, Transtornos de Stress devidos ao Calor, Estress Orgânico por Calor, Estresse Vital por Calor, Stress Orgânico por Calor, Síndromes de Stress devidas ao Calor, Síndromes de Stress por Calor, Transtornos de Estresse devidos ao Calor, Transtornos de Stress Térmico, Stress Vital por Calor, Stress devido ao Calor, Stress por Calor, Síndromes de Estresse por Calor, Estresse Corporal por Calor, Estresse por Calor, Transtornos de Estresse Térmico, Transtornos de Stress por Calor, Estresse devido ao Calor, Síndromes de Estress devidas ao Calor
Polish Zaburzenia wywołane wysoką temperaturą, Zaburzenia wywołane ciepłem, Skurcz mięśni cieplny
Norwegian Varmeforårsaket stresslidelse, Stresslidelse pga. varme, Stresslidelse pga varme
German Hitzebedingte Streßstörungen, Hitzebedingte Streßsyndrome
Italian Stress da calore
Dutch Aandoening ten gevolge van oververhitting, Aandoeningen ten gevolge van oververhitting, Oververhitting, aandoening ten gevolge van, Oververhitting, aandoeningen ten gevolge van, Syndroom ten gevolge van oververhitting
French Stress dû à la chaleur, Stress thermique, Troubles dus à la chaleur
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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