Know the signs of heat stroke

Published at : 22 April 2024, 09:00 pm
Know the signs of heat stroke
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Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher. The condition is most common in the summer months.

The temperature of the country is not decreasing. Several people have already died due to heatstroke. If the symptoms of heatstroke are known in advance then we can get rid of it to a large extent.

Let's know the signs and symptoms of heatstroke-

High body temperature: A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher, obtained with a rectal thermometer, is the main sign of heatstroke.

Altered mental state or behavior: Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma can all result from heatstroke.

Alteration in sweating: In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel dry or slightly moist.

Nausea and vomiting: You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.

Flushed skin: Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.

Rapid breathing: Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.

Racing heart rate: Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.

Headache: Your head may throb.