Heat Stroke Symptoms and Signs
Heat stroke usually follows two other heat-related problems, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Signs and symptoms of these two conditions are muscle cramps followed by exhaustion and profuse sweating. As these conditions progress the person may have
- a rapid pulse,
- rapid breathing,
- dizziness, and
These signs and symptoms may linger and progress to heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when the body temperature reaches 104 F or 40 C or 105 F and 40.5 C in children, and the body stops sweating.