Heat stroke is a serious medical condition where your body temperature increases more than 40.6°C (105.1°F). It is caused by excessive environmental heat, especially in summer days. Heat stroke is also known as sunstroke where the body’s cooling mechanism begins to fail and it leads to overheating or dehydration. Obviously, you will ask, how to prevent heat stroke and what are the causes, sign, and symptoms of the heat stroke? Let’s see
Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke May Include
- A headache
- Dry, red and hot skin
- Cramps and weakness in muscles
- Vomiting and nausea
- Rapid breathing
- Seizures (fits)
Causes of Heat Stroke
- Working or exercising in hot weather
- Not drinking enough fluid in hot condition
How to Prevent Heat Stroke?
- To avoid heat stroke of sunstroke your wearing should be lightweight and loose because it helps your body to cool properly.
- If you are working outdoors, then use sunglasses.
- Use a sunscreen and cap.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water to prevent heat stroke and avoid dehydration (Vegetable and fruit juice should be included).
- Always keep a water bottle with you if you are working out or exercising.
- Reduce intake of tea, coffee, and alcohol.
- Even if you don’t feel thirsty drinking water, juice of lemon, orange, and watermelon after every 20 minutes is the best way to prevent heat stroke.
- Old age people should take rest at home and should not go out in summer days.
- If possible cancel your outdoor activity. Try to complete your work early in the morning or during after sunset.
- Never leave your children or animals in a parked car in hot weather. In hot weather, the temperature inside a closed car increases rapidly which can be dangerous for your children’s or animals.