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How to identify a hot flash vs. heat stroke

Dr. Barbie Taylor

It’s summertime, and it’s hot. With all that heat, you’re bound to have episodes of “overheating.” How do you know if you’re having a hot flash or a heat stroke? Some of the symptoms overlap, including rapid heartbeat and mental fogginess.

But there’s one simple way to distinguish the two: sweat. If you sweat, it’s a hot flash. And if you don’t sweat, it’s a heat stroke. They say, don’t sweat the small stuff. But, as it turns out, sweating is the small stuff. Always remember to keep cool; slight increases in your body’s core temperature can trigger hot flashes.

Dr. Barbie Taylor, M.D.

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