Heat Exhaustion and Stroke

August 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Two of the greatest risks of spending too much time outdoors during the summer are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Heat exhaustion is brought on by severe dehydration and is characterized by headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, weakness, cool or moist skin, dark urine, nausea and vomiting.
  • Heat stroke happens when the body is no longer able to regulate its temperature, and it keeps rising.
    • If you experience any of these symptoms, cool yourself off with water or shade and call 9-1-1 if they don’t go away: high fever (above 104 degrees F), hot, dry, or red skin, fast or weak pulse, fast or shallow breathing, irrational behavior or extreme confusion, seizure, or unconsciousness.

Source: American Heart Association

Entry filed under: Managing your health, Safety, To Your Health.

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