Heat Exhaustion Quick Overview
Heat Exhaustion Causes
The main cause of heat exhaustion is failure of the body's cooling mechanism (mainly evaporative sweating) to maintain a normal core body temperature, resulting in the body overheating. This can occur in adults, children and animals (dogs and cats, for example). Factors that can contribute to heat exhaustion include
The elderly and children under 5 years of age are at higher risk for developing heat exhaustion.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2015
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