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Summers and Heat Stroke

 

 

Heat stroke also known as Sun Stroke, is a condition that occurs as a result of your body overheating.

If left untreated it can lead to brain damage, organ failure and the worst death!

One should consult a doctor, if they feel symptoms of heat stroke.

These symptoms are:

  • Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat
  • Heavy sweating
  • Faintness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Weak, rapid pulse
  • Low blood pressure upon standing
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Headache

What causes Heat Stroke?

Dehydration reduces your body’s ability to sweat and to maintain a normal temperature.

Long term exposure to heat.

Wearing clothes that don’t allow sweat to evaporate.

How to prevent Heat Stroke?

Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that allows sweat to pass easily.

Drink extra fluids. Stay hydrated, drink fresh juices instead of soda and fizzy drinks.

Avoid going outdoor in extreme heat.

Monitor your heart rate. Be aware of heat stroke symptoms.

 

 

Article source: http://www.aaj.tv/2019/05/summers-and-heat-stroke-2/

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