Know the dangers of heatstroke and Heat Stroke Symptoms
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When the temperature of the external environment rises, our body automatically tries to maintain the internal temperature properly. As the body temperature increases, the veins within the pores and skin expand and dissipate extra warmth into the exterior setting.
Also, the body is cooled by sweat. Excessive sweating in extreme heat causes the body to lose water and salt.
Heat Stroke Symptoms
Symptoms include physical weakness, fatigue, dizziness, muscle aches, extreme thirst, and nausea. This situation is named ‘heat cramp’ or ‘heat exhaustion.’ If you stay in a hot and humid environment for a long time or if you work challenging, it is not potential for the body to control the heat rises to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. This is called ‘heatstroke.’
Pulse Rate Increase
Heatstroke makes the pores and skin dry and red, body sweating stops. The pulse is weak and fast. Cause of decreased blood stress and urination. The rate of respiration increases. May cause convulsions. The patient may become unconscious. Heatstroke can also be life-threatening.
Whose risk is higher
Who Can Become a Victim of Heatstroke?
Heatstroke can occur to anybody in extreme heat and humid environments. However, those who do physical work in the open field in the hot sun, such as farmers, workers, rickshaw pullers, they are more likely to have a stroke.
There is a risk of heatstroke even if pedestrians walk for a long time in the hot sun or school children play on the school field in the sun. People who work long hours in hot and humid environments (such as garment workers) inside the factory or indoors can also have heat stroke. Children and the elderly have lower body heat capacity, so they are more at risk. Obesity, some medications, such as antihistamines, increase the risk of mental illness medications.
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Things to do
In the case of heatstroke, take the patient to a cold setting as soon as possible. Take off the clothes and soak the body with water and leave the fan or AC. If vital, wrap it with a damp cloth for a while. Apply ice on armpits and groin. If the patient knows, let him drink water and saline. Arrange for immediate hospitalization.
Heatstroke can be prevented by taking some precautions. Stay indoors or in a shady place as much as possible in the heat. When going out, wear thin, loose cotton clothes and use an umbrella or cap.
Drink plenty of water. If you sweat a lot, you can also drink saline. If you want to work in the sun, take occasional rest and drink water, fruit juice, and saline. Eat less tea or coffee; these increase body heat. Those who go home for Eid after a long journey in this scorching heat, be careful about this.
Symptoms of heatstroke
Signs of heatstroke
Video Courtesy: Phoenix Children’s Hospital