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abetterimage posted:
My 20 year old son is extremely heat intolerant. It has increasingly gotten worse over 3 years. This summer he can't tolerate being out in the heat at all. He has started having sharp chest pains if he has been out and then comes into air conditioning.
He had an incident 3 years ago where he came home from work almost delirious and collapsed in the chair, we put ice packs under his arms and had him drink water. He spent the rest of the afternoon resting in the chair exhausted. Since then this problem has only gotten worse. I plan to take him to a Doctor this week but want to know how we should proceed?

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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

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Heat intolerance

Causes

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003094.htm

Additionally, of the various types/kinds of heart conditions, some which can occur at ANY AGE symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

Best of luck to your son down the road of life. May he live long and prosper.

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Heart Disease

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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
I think that seeing a doctor is the right start. There could be different causes for what's going on, so it would be good to have a thorough medical evaluation.
 
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bobby75703 responded:
Too much thyroid hormone is one condition that causes heat intolerance, and can cause chest pains and exhaustion. But I'm sure there are other possible explanations. Wish you the best.
 
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abetterimage replied to James Beckerman, MD, FACC's response:
Thank you for reply. What type of Doctor would you suggest we start with? Family practice or go specialty?

Thank you
 
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abetterimage replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
Thank you for your reply and the helpful links!
 
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abetterimage replied to bobby75703's response:
Thank you!


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