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 plac
e 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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