What is heatstroke and its symptoms?

The weather is very hot and it can cause problems for anyone who works outdoors. When the heat, your body will expend a lot of sweat and the heart beats faster. If it is so you need to be careful, because you may be experiencing heat exhaustion condition.

Heat exhaustion can also be compounded if coupled with high temperatures and humidity strenuous physical activity. Without proper treatment, the condition of heat exhaustion can progress to heatstroke-a medical condition that can be fatal.

In hot weather, your body will cool off, especially with sweat. However, when you exercise or strenuous activities when the weather is too hot, your body becomes less able to cool itself.

As a result, the body might start to cramp-the mildest form of health problems because of the heat.

Resultant Fatigue symptoms for Heat

Signs and symptoms of this condition may be felt abruptly or after a while you move in the hot weather. Some of them are:

    The skin feels cold, damp, and creeps
    over sweating
    Dizziness to fainting
    The pulse is rapid but weak
    Low blood pressure when standing
    Muscle cramp

If you are already feeling the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion conditions, it is better to stop any current activity and rest in a cool place. To replace lost body fluids, drink cold water or isotonic drinks.

We recommend that you consult a doctor if the symptoms are even more severe or do not improve within 1 hour.

What is it to heatstroke?

Heatstroke is a condition in which the body temperature reaches 40 ° C or more. When the condition of heat exhaustion is not getting proper treatment, then the condition can escalate into heatstroke.

When experienced, you will stop sweating and the skin becomes hot, red and dry. You may feel confused and disoriented (lost the ability to recognize the direction and the surrounding environment).

Other signs and symptoms of heatstroke is fast and short of breath, rapid heart rate, headaches, muscle cramps and fatigue. Because it can be fatal, the condition of heatstroke should be handled by a doctor.

Causes of Fatigue due to heat addition to weather factors and Physical Activity

    Dehydration, a condition that reduces the body's ability to sweat and maintain core body temperature.
    Alcohol consumption, which can affect the body's ability to regulate body temperature.
    Too Thick clothes, especially the kind of clothes that do not / less able to absorb perspiration.

When the weather is at its hottest, best to avoid strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat exhaustion. However, if you really have to work out, it might be worthwhile to frequently take shelter and rest.