When the body experienced overheating, heat stroke can happen. This can be caused by too much sun exposure or too much physical exertion at high temperature. Heat stroke is a deadly form of heat injury. When the body rises 50 104F or higher, heat stroke could happen. This is very common in most tropical countries…


The long summer days are here and everyone is looking forward to spending long hours in the outdoors. Whether it is a barbecue party, bathing in the sun, or swimming in the ocean, caution must be taken when dealing with extreme temperatures. A heat stroke, or a sunstroke, is a serious heat-related illness that should…

Senior Airman Kevin Iinuma poors water over his head to cool off after exercising outside Wilford Hall Medical Center July 5. Exercising in extreme heat is not recommended and certain precautions should be taken to prevent heat related illnesses. Airman Iinuma is a medical photographer for the 59th Medical Wing.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Josie Walck)

In a tropical country, a life-threatening condition called heat stroke can also happen to people. This is a very serious injury caused by too much heat. It is a medical emergency that if left untreated can lead to death. Once heat stroke happens to a person, it can cause brain damage and internal organ injury….

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