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What Does Excessive Heat Intolerance Imply?

I had a heat stroke 10 years ago. As a result I was disabled for several years with Autonomic Dysfunction and severe heat intolerance. The symptoms eventually went away and I returned to work and exercising on a normal basis. Unfortunately, this summer the symptoms have come back after an overexposure to the heat while exercising. I don’t think that I had another heat stroke as I didn’t have a major event that sent me to the ER. It felt more like heat stress at the time but I am not sure. Could this all just be a chemical imbalance? It seems that if it was from the result of brain or nerve damage that I wouldn’t have recovered from it the first time. What do you think? Who specializes in this? Finding a doctor who can diagnose me is difficult. I am a 38 year old male.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017
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You have developed what uis termed as eccrine hypohidrosis meaning the capacity of your sweat glands to produce enough sweat and lose heal is restricted. This can be a variably transient effect after a heat stroke , febrile illness or a brain event like stroke.in your case you have to be careful not to exert or indulge i excessive physical activity in hot weather and keep the core temperature down by taking a lot of cold fluids
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What Does Excessive Heat Intolerance Imply?

Hi You have developed what uis termed as eccrine hypohidrosis meaning the capacity of your sweat glands to produce enough sweat and lose heal is restricted. This can be a variably transient effect after a heat stroke , febrile illness or a brain event like stroke.in your case you have to be careful not to exert or indulge i excessive physical activity in hot weather and keep the core temperature down by taking a lot of cold fluids