Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion

How to identify and treat
heat stroke and heat
exhaustion symptoms.




Extreme Heat



Heat stroke, heat exhaustion,
how to know the difference.

Extreme Heat



With global warming happening,
extreme heat conditions are
more prevalent.

Excess winds and dry
conditions lead to an extreme
environment.

Hot Weather Conditions



Do not get overheated,
use common sense, wear
proper clothing suitable to
the conditions.

Keep hydrated, drink at room
temperature.

Very cold drinks cause
excessive sweating and
cramps.

All natural sea salt and
coconut water is a good
mineral replacements for
minerals lost through
excessive perspiration.

Regular table salts lack
minerals. Avoid drinks that
contain large amounts
of sugar.

Use a broad spectrum
UVA/UVB sunscreen
to prevent burning.

Wear lightweight, light
colored clothing, use a
netted or straw broad
brimmed hat for best
shading and cooling.

Use an umbrella.

Wear sunglasses.

Limit time in direct sun,
pace yourself according
to your age and fitness.

Remember children,
infants, and pets rely
on you to provide a
safe environment
around them.

Natural sea salt
natural sea salt

Parked Vehicles



Temperatures inside a parked
vehicle quickly rise to dangerous
levels, even with a window open.
Do not leave a child or pet
unintended in a parked vehicle.

Meals



Choose uncooked foods, avoid
the hot cooked meal, as this
adds more heat to the body.

People Facts



People who are over 65,
challenged, or ill, tend to be
less sensitive to the affects
taking place in their body
from overheating.

Overweight people tend to
retain accumulated heat
longer than thinner people.

Over time one can become
more tolerant to heat,
if they start by going out
into the heat for short
periods at a time over a
number of days.

Heat Stroke



Heat stroke happens when
the body becomes
overheated and can no
longer regulate body
temperature.

Sign of Heat Stroke

High body temperature
(above 103 degrees F)

Red, hot, dry skin.

Rapid strong pulse.

Throbbing headache.

Dizziness.

Nausea.

Confusion.

Unconsciousness.


Remedy for
Heat Stroke



Get the victim out of the
sun, and move them into
a cool shady place.
Cool with water when
available.

Shower, dab, spray or
immerse the victim until
the temperature goes
below 101 degrees
Fahrenheit.

Do not try to make the
victim drink.

Just wet their lips and dab
their forehead with a damp
cool wet cloth.

Heat Exhaustion



Heat exhaustion is less
severe than heat stroke.

Heat exhaustion develops after
many hours, or days of
exposure to high
temperatures.

Symptoms of Heat
Exhaustion



Heavy sweating.

Paleness.

Muscle cramps.

Tiredness.

Weakness.

Dizziness.

Headache.

Nausea.

Vomiting.

Fainting.

The skin is cool and moist.
The pulse is fast and weak.
Breathing is fast and
shallow.

Cool the victim, same as
for heat stroke.

Heat Cramps



Sweating over a long
period of time depletes
minerals in the body, these low
levels cause muscle cramps.

By drinking water with a
pinch of natural sea salt
or drinking coconut water
can help relieve the heat
cramps.

Heat Rash



Excessive sweating causes
skin irritations, leading to a
rash. Gently wash away
sweat in this area, with
cool water, then dry.


Index



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