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Five Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 1:52:08 PM by healtheo360

Five Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion: Heat stroke is due to the body overheating, typically as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures (commonly above 90° F). Heat stroke is a very dangerous condition that can cause seizures or even coma. If left untreated, heat stroke can even lead to death. It’s important to learn how to avoid heat stroke in order to avoid such complications.

five tips to avoid heat stroke & exhaustion

 

Five Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion: #1 Wear Loose Clothing

Keep your attire light and breathable. Excess clothing or clothing that is too snug will not allow the body to cool properly.

 

Five Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion: #2 Stay Hydrated

Drink a quart of fluids an hour to help the body sweat to regulate a normal body temperature.

 

Five Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion: #3 NEVER Leave Anyone in a Parked Car

The stories are true – people (especially children), and pets, have died due to heat stoke in a parked vehicle. Temperatures inside a parked car can rise into triple digits within minutes on a sunny day.

 

Five Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion: #4 Don't Overexert Yourself

Take it easy during the hottest parts of the day. If you must be out during hot weather, drink plenty of fluids and rest frequently in a cool spot.

 

Five Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke & Exhaustion: #5 Avoid Caffeine & Alcohol

The last thing you want to avoid is dehydration in hot weather. Caffeine and alcohol can speed up dehydration so it is very important to avoid both and rather stick to water or sugary drinks with salt.

 

 

Sources: 

www.mayoclinic.org

www.news-medical.net

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