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Heat Exhaustion, Stroke, and Prevention

Heat exhaustion results from the body's inability to cool down and regulate its internal temperature. It is usually caused by continuous exposure to excessive heat that dehydrates the body.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Nausea and vomiting
If left unattended, heat exhaustion can worsen and turn into heat stroke. Heat strokes have the potential to be life-threatening. It's crucial to inform everyone about the signs,symptoms, and prevention of heat stroke, as it can happen to anyone.

Symptoms of heat stroke include:
  • Weakness
  • Seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle and abdominal cramps
  • Behavioral changes (irritability, confusion, disorientation)
  • Lack of sweating
Tips for prevention:
  • Remain in the shade as much as possible
  • Protect your skin from the sun with the proper clothing
  • Frequently apply sunscreen
  • Stay hydrated and always make sure you have enough water
  • Avoid alcohol or anything that will make you more susceptible to dehydration or heat exhaustion

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