You might not realize it right now, but your body is working hard to keep itself at a healthy temperature; warm enough to stave off infections that may be trying to invade your body but cool enough so that your metabolism is supported.
When the weather is ‘hot’ outside, you need to stay safe so you can keep your temperature stable so you can remain healthy. Remember, hot weather is not only uncomfortable, but it can be hazardous. If you feel like you might be suffering from a heat stroke, please go immediately to the Emergency Room in Houston, TX 77018.
There are more than 200 who die across the United States because of their exposure to the hot summer temperatures each year.
If you have stopped exercising but still keep sweating, there is your sign that you need to get out of the heat and do it now.
Developing heat exhaustion leads one into a more severe condition called heatstroke and is caused by nothing other than your body overheating.
Some symptoms of heat exhaustion:
If these symptoms show up, you need to get yourself out of the heat as soon as possible and rest. Drink water or a sports drink. Try taking a shower to cool down, put cold towels on your skin, or soak in a tub of cool water. Loosen up your clothes and take off any clothing you don’t need or any tight clothing.
Heatstroke is more serious and requires immediate medical attention as it can cause long term damage to your body. If you have developed heatstroke go immediately to the ER in Houston, TX, 77018.
Some symptoms of heatstroke:
Take the person’s clothes off and then sponge them with cool water or set them in a cool bath. Keep this up until the temperature lowers significantly. Never give water or any fluids to someone who is not conscious.
You do not have to be doing anything strenuous when you go outside to fall into heat exhaustion or have a heat stroke.
If you are in an unventilated room where it is really hot, it can be enough to cause the same conditions because the temperature in a room like this can be much hotter than it is outside. Older people, our seniors, and children are more susceptible to this situation.
Being in a hot, unventilated room is enough to trigger these conditions, as the temperature can be even hotter than outside. Children and older people are especially vulnerable.
Most people cannot recover very quickly from a heatstroke. The key to helping them is getting the body temperature lowered, the body’s heat regulatory system can get out of whack, and it will take a long time to recover.
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