Heat stroke

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Sign and symptoms, treatment and prevention.


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Heat Stroke OR Sun Stroke Clip

Heat Stroke - Heat Exhaustion:

Heat Stroke - Heat Exhaustion


Definition Heat exhaustion, such as heavy sweating, nausea, lightheadedness and feeling faint . Heatstroke is caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures or by doing physical activity in hot weather. You are considered to have heatstroke when your body temperature reaches 104 F (40 C) or higher. High humidity, certain health problems and some medications increase your risk of heatstroke.


Causes Exposure to a hot environment . Wearing excess clothing Drinking alcohol, which can affect your body's ability to regulate your temperature. Becoming dehydrated, because you're not drinking enough water to replenish fluids you lose through perspiration.


Symptoms High body temperature . ( 40 o C or 105 o F ) A lack of sweating . Nausea and vomiting . Flushed skin . Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow. Racing heart rate. Headache. . Confusion. Unconsciousness . Muscle cramps or weakness.

Risk Factors:

Risk Factors Dehydration Infants & older people People who work long hours, outdoor Cardiovascular disorder Alcohol usage Medications


Complication complication of heatstroke is shock , which is a condition caused by a sudden loss of blood flow. Signs of shock include a very low blood pressure, blue lips and nails, and cool, clammy skin.


Treatment Remove the person to a shady place Cool the person by sponging with wet towel Apply ice packs in armpits and groin Victim must be rested If patient is conscious, give fluid or soft drink. Call for medical attention.


Prevention Drink plenty of fluids when working outdoors Avoid alcohol / coffee /soda Wear light weight, light- colored, loose-fitting clothes Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sun glasses and hat Wear loose fitting , lightweight clothing . Wear light-colored clothing if you're in the sun. Dark clothing absorbs heat. Light-colored clothing can help keep you cool by reflecting the sun's rays .

Thank You:

Thank You Presented by John George Medic If any suggestion please contact me or write to me Email id: johngeorge22@gmail.com Mob: +968 99128 569

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