Heatstroke is a condition when the body experiences a drastic increase in temperature to 40 degrees Celsius or even more
Basking in the sun does benefit the body’s immunity. But be careful, too long exposure to sun heat can risk heatstroke.
Heatstroke is a condition when the body experiences a drastic increase in temperature to 40 degrees Celsius or even more. Heatstroke usually occurs when someone receives exposure to heat from the environment outside the tolerance range of his body, for example when the weather is very hot.
Reporting from Express UK, Thursday (6/25/2020), signs of heatstroke in the form of headaches; dizziness and confusion; loss of appetite and feeling nauseous; excessive sweating and pale, moist skin; cramps in the arms, legs, and stomach; rapid breathing or beating; body temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more; get very thirsty.
Must Get Medical Aid Immediately!
According to the NHS, if they show signs of heatstroke, they should immediately get medical help. “One way to find out if you have a heat stroke is to feel unwell after 30 minutes of resting in a cold place and drinking lots of water,” explained the NHS.
Other signs of heatstroke
Other signs of heatstroke include not sweating even though it is too hot, temperature of 40C or higher, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, feeling confused, seizures, loss of consciousness, not responsive. Symptoms can also develop into long-term complications. As explained Bupa, in addition to effects on the nervous system, there can also be damage to the liver, kidneys, muscles, and heart.
While waiting for medical help, there are actions that can be taken to cool down the heatstroke. The Mayo Clinic recommends that the person be taken to the shade or indoors, relax their clothes, cool the person by any means available such as pouring them in cold water, spraying it with a garden hose, sponge with cold water, a fan, or placing a compress ice, wet towels on the person starting from the head, neck, armpits and groin.
Indeed, prevention is better than cure. The NHS recommends taking precautions such as drinking lots of cold drinks, especially when you exercise, take a shower in cold water or take a shower, wear brightly colored loose clothing, spray on the skin or clothing, avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm, avoid excessive alcohol , and avoid extreme sports.
“This will also prevent dehydration and help keep your body cool,” the NHS said.