Heat stroke affects many during grilling summers when the body temperature increases dramatically. The condition accompanies physical symptoms as well causing damage to several organs and mechanisms, especially the nervous system. Other heat-illnesses (forms of hyperthermia) include heat cramps and heat exhaustion, though they are not as severe as heat stroke. Infants, elderly and athletes are most susceptible to heart stroke.
It may turn into a medical emergency, if not properly attended to or ignored. Therefore, excessive exposure to heat should be prevented so that the body’s mechanisms are not disrupted. Also referred to as ‘sun stroke’, the form of hyperthermia is characterised by a body temperature of 40 degrees or higher. Body releases heat as a consequence of metabolism along with failure to dissipate heat from the body and leads to dehydration. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, headache, muscle cramps and dizziness should never be taken for granted.
It is difficult to cope with heat stroke without realising the risks of extreme heat, its prevention and treatment. There are innumerable ways to keep heat-related illnesses at bay. For its prevention, it is important to learn how to protect yourself from heat stroke and its complications.
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As you get closer to the summer peaks, make sure to follow the above-mentioned tips. These will ensure that you keep cool throughout and run the least risk of a heat stroke.
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