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Are sunstroke and heatstroke the same?

Are sunstroke and heatstroke the same? On call Q. Is there any difference between sunstroke and heatstroke and are there certain signs and symptoms I should look for? A. These two terms refer to the same condition. Heatstroke (or sunstroke) happens when the body can no longer maintain a temperature of under 105 F when exposed to hot weather. People almost always have warning symptoms before heatstroke, yet sometimes they do not pay attention, or are not able…

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