Research Departments Physiology 20201024 Coen Bongers bij Hart van Nederland
24 October 2020

The Radboud UMC has started an investigation into heat strokes. "The problem is that the phenomenon of heat stroke is a relatively common occurrence during running events, but athletes do not see it coming. We want to better map the problem and look at recovery and aftercare," says Coen Bongers to 'Hart van Nederland'. The study needs as many people as possible who have had a heat stroke and want to share their experience.

According to Coen, there is still too much unclear about the phenomenon of heat stroke. For example, it is often thought is has to be a very warm day, but body temperature is not only dependent on the ambient temperature. "A heat stroke is caused by a high body temperature. If we know the temperature at which it becomes dangerous, we can screen better. On the other hand, one person can cope perfectly well with high temperatures and the other person cannot. Ambient temperature does not determine body temperature. It has more to do with the intensity at which you are exercising".

Watch the full interview on 'Hart van Nederland' (only in Dutch)

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