When you’re exposed to sweltering summer temperatures for a long time or your body becomes dehydrated, you may begin to suffer from heat exhaustion. If you do not find relief from the heat and rehydrate, heat exhaustion can quickly turn into heat stroke, a serious and life-threatening condition.
What to Watch For
Heat exhaustion can cause heavy sweating, headache, and extreme thirst. You may also feel tired, dizzy, nauseated and have a rapid heartbeat. If you suddenly stop sweating, feel disoriented, have a throbbing headache, rapid breathing or experience muscle cramps and weakness, it’s time to seek medical attention quickly as these are all signs of heat stroke.
Preventing Heat Stroke
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