Category Archives: EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE

FORMING TEAMMATE PARTNERSHIPS DURING EXERCISE AND CONDITIONING AIDS PREVENTION OF SPORT HEAT STROKE

1 Life Saved from Heat Stroke, with reasonable Emergency Service, is as if the rescuer has saved the whole world” [Sacred, Reasonable Service, Romans 12:1 KJVHB]  American Football is categorized by most appraisers a Full Contact and Hand-to-Hand Combat Sport. Within the football Rules of the game, Athletes experience significant deliberate and incidental physical and psychological […]

EXERTIONAL FOOTBALL HEAT STROKE

“Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is one of the most serious conditions that occur when excess heat, generated by muscular exercise, exceeds the body’s heat-dissipation rate. “The consequent elevated body core temperature causes damage to the body’s tissues, resulting in a characteristic multi-organ pathological syndrome, which is occasionally fatal. “Fatal EHS cases, that occurred in the […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL DEATH FROM OVER HYDRATION

Jackson Prep Football Player dies of Sodium Imbalance. Hyponatremia / Over-hydration Jackson Prep Football player, Walker Wilbanks. died after a rare sodium imbalance after Friday’s game Aug 22, 2014 doctors say. The Temperature was 90*. Leaders of independent school athletics say they’re constantly educating coaches and trainers on how to keep athletes safe on the […]

SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND TRAIT

“Sickle Cell Trait continues to be the leading cause of death in young African Americans in civilian organized sports and military basic training. “Sudden death due to periods of extreme physical exertion continues to occur in individuals with sickle cell trait. “Sickle syndromes include several distinct diseases that cause red blood cells to sickle: sickle […]

EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE AND DEHYDRATION IN SPORT

US Congress designated August ‘Heat Stroke Awareness Month’ HEAT STROKE IN SPORTS, RECREATION AND EXERCISE (SRE): CAUSES, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT, E. Randy Eichner, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Team Internist, Oklahoma Sooners, Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [Gatorade Sports Science Institute “Sports Science Exchange” Volume 15 Number 3, This […]

HEAT + HUMIDITY + HEAT INDEX + OZONE SYNERGISM + EXERCISE TO EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE

Today, May 26, 2012 the National Weather Service issued an Orange Air Alert combined with Heat Index of mid 90’s for most of Kentucky and other surrounding states. Therefore, I felt compelled to re-post this important message now that the hot season has begun. We “old timers” were acclimated to hot weather 50 years ago. […]

PREDISPOSING RISK FACTORS FOR HEAT ILLNESS AND HEAT STROKE

“How hot is hot enough to cause heat illness is a moving target because Predisposing Factors contribute to Death from heat illness and abnormal body heat balance,” says Dr. William O. Roberts. There are reports of death from heat illness with temperatures in the 70″s. because of Predisposing Risk Factors. Temperature alone from dehydration from […]

EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE

HEAT STROKE (AND ILLNESS) IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. COOL FIRST, WHILE CALLING CALL 911, AND TRANSPORT SECOND. REMOVE THE UNIFORM AND PLACE THE ATHLETE INTO A KIDDY POOL FULL OF ICE WATER INSTANTLY. EVERYOUTDOOR PRACTICE AND GAME FIELD, DURING WARM WEATHER, SHOULD HAVE A KIDDY POOL (WALMART, COST ~ $50-75) STANDING BY WITH WATER HOSE […]

PREDISPOSING RISK FACTORS FOR HEAT ILLNESS AND STROKE

EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE LESSONS LEARNED FROM FATAL EPISODES OF HEAT STROKE Prepared by Stephen T. Hougen, M.D., F.A.C.S., GETAC Injury Prevention Committee, August 19, 2009(GETAC – Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council, Texas Department of State Health Services) There are no new lessons to be learned about heat stroke, only new athletes, coaches, trainers, and […]