What Causes Overheating in the Human Body?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 4:12:27 AM ET
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Hot weather and heavy physical activity cause the human body to overheat, according to Health Central. Dehydration, sleep deprivation and illicit drugs, such as amphetamines and ecstasy, can overwhelm the body and affect its ability to regulate temperature, according to Drugs.com.