Heat intolerance refers to a feeling of being overheated when the temperature around you rises. It can often cause heavy sweating.
Heat intolerance usually comes on slowly and lasts for a long time, but it may also occur quickly and be a serious illness.
Sensitivity to heat; Intolerance to heat
Heat intolerance may be caused by:
Keep room temperature at a comfortable level. Drink plenty of fluids.
Call your health care provider if you have unexplained heat intolerance.
Your health care provider will take a medical history and perform a physical examination.
Medical history questions may include:
Tests that may be performed include:
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