Category Archives: EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE

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 disease is inherited and can occur only when both parents carry the sickle cell trait. While children of any race can be born with the condition, in the United States it is most prevalent among African-Americans and second-most common among people of Hispanic origin. Worldwide, sickle cell disease occurs most frequently in people […]

EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE SPORTS RECREATION AND EXERCISE

US Congress designation of August as Heat Stroke Awareness Month HEAT STROKE IN SPORTS: 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 [Reprinted from 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 […]