What Is Hyperthermia?
Medical Oncology

What Is Hyperthermia?

    What Is Hyperthermia?

    Hyperthermia is a medical condition where body temperature rises above normal levels.

    Hyperthermia occurs when the body's core temperature rises above its normal level. This could happen for many reasons, including heatstroke, fever, infection, or other illnesses.


    Learn about hyperthermia symptoms, causes, treatments, and more.

    Hyperthermia is often caused by an underlying medical condition, such as heatstroke, fever, or infection. In some cases, however, there is no known cause. Symptoms of hyperthermia include nausea, vomiting, headache, confusion, seizures, and even death.


    What Is Hyperthermia And Why Should You Care About It?

    Hyperthermia is not dangerous unless it goes untreated. However, it can lead to serious complications if left untreated. If you suspect you or someone else has hyperthermia, call 112 immediately.


    Causes Of Hyperthermia

    Hyperthermia occurs when the body’s core temperature exceeds its normal level. This usually happens because the body produces more heat than it can dissipate. There are several different reasons why the body might produce too much heat. These include fever, infection, injury, and certain medications.


    Symptoms Of Hyperthermia

    If you notice any symptoms of hyperthermia, such as excessive sweating, confusion, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, or fainting, seek immediate medical attention.


    Treatments For Hyperthermia

    There are several treatments available for hyperthermia, including cooling blankets, ice packs, cold showers, and intravenous fluids. However, these methods aren’t effective for everyone. In some cases, medications are used to treat hyperthermia.

    The content of the page is for informational purposes only, please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

    Medical Oncology

    Assoc. Prof. M.D.

    Emrah ERASLAN

    Koru Ankara Hastanesi