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Alternative namesHeat intolerance is the inability to be comfortable when external temperatures rise.
ConsiderationsHeat intolerance often produces a feeling of being overheated and can produce heavy sweating. Heat intolerance usually comes on slowly and persists long-term.
Home CareRoom temperature should be kept at a comfortable level. Drinking lots of fluids is recommended.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if there is persistent and unexplained heat intolerance.
The medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed.
Medical history questions documenting heat intolerance in detail may include:
You may want to add a diagnosis related to heat intolerance to your personal medical record.
Update Date: 2/2/2004Tarun Jain, M.D., Endocrinology & Infertility Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT