How To Avoid And Treat Heat Exhaustion

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Overview Of Heat Exhaustion

  • Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness.
  • This is where loss of liquids takes place.
  • This reduces the flow of blood to the central organs, causing shock.

Causes Of Heat Exhaustion

  • Heat exhaustion is a result of extreme heat.
  • It is increased by overexertion, scorching and humid climate.

Risk Factors Associated With Heat Exhaustion

  • Poor flow of blood.
  • Recurring illness.
  • People who take medicine like laxatives, antihistamines or antidepressants.
  • Young kids and older people are at risk, even when they not active.

Symptoms Of Heat Exhaustion

  • Weakness and light-headedness;
  • Headache and vomiting;
  • Cold and clammy skin;
  • Faintness;
  • Dehydration;
    Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness. This is where loss of liquids takes place
    Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness. This is where loss of liquids takes place
  • Queasiness;
  • Loss of hunger;
  • Extreme sweating;
  • Fast or weak heartbeat;
  • Fast or deep breathing;
  • Muscle exhaustion; and
  • Spasms.

Treatment For Heat Exhaustion

a) Cooling The Body

  • Move the casualty to a shaded place.
  • Release clothing that is too tight.
  • Get rid of extra clothing.
  • Cool the casualty by sponging them with a damp cloth.

b) Hydrating

  • Provide the casualty with fluids like fruit juices.
  • Water which contains electrolytes can be given.
  • Offer the casualty liquids every 20 minutes.
  • Don’t give the casualty alcohol or coffee.
  • Phone The Doctor if the casualty gets worse and the symptoms don’t seem to clear up.

Seek emergency assistance if: 

  • The casualty collapses.
  • The casualty losses consciousness.

Prevention Of Heat Exhaustion

  • Do not take part in drunken driving.
  • Utilize safe methods while doing sport or driving.
  • Always follow safety regulations.
  • Oversee the activities of kids.

What Are The Complications Of Heat Exhaustion?

  • Heat exhaustion is one element on the scale of heat-related disorders, and symptoms can be helped with treatment.
  • Though, some affected casualty’s do not identify their symptoms and if they are not isolated from their surroundings and re-hydrated, their disorder can go from heat exhaustion to heat stroke; a severe condition.
  • People who have suffered from heat exhaustion are more likely to experience another incident and should be careful when working or working out in hot conditions.

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