As scorching weather and heat waves hit, hospitals see a spike in heat-related illnesses. Among those include heat stroke, a very serious medical condition putting you at risk for potentially fatal consequences.
Those most at risk for heat stroke include infants, the elderly, and athletes.
Heat Stroke Symptoms
- High body temperature
- Alteration in sweating
- Rapid heartbeat and
- Rapid breathing.
Here are the 8 ways to avoid heat stroke this summer:
- Drink cool fluids
- Avoid heavy exertion midday
- Protect against sunburn
- Wear loose and light clothing
- Never leave anyone in a parked car
- Stay in a cool environment
- Take precautions with certain drugs
- Take a cool shower or bath