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How to avoid Heat Stroke during Summer

If on a hot summer day, you experience headache, drying of skin, cramps, weakness, vomiting, increased heart rate, or shallow breathing, it is quite possible that you are suffering from a heat stroke. Heat stroke is one of the most common summertime health emergencies. Heat stroke is caused by extensive exposure to high temperatures.

Heat stroke can lead to serious damage to your internal organs and your brain, and in extreme cases can be fatal. Here are the symptoms as well as how to treat and prevent heat stroke so that you can enjoy a safe and healthy summer.

Symptoms

  • Fainting or unconsciousness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Pulsing headache
  • Heavy fatigue or lethargy
  • Red and hot skin
  • Absence of sweat
  • Increased heart rate
  • Fast and short breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures

Prevention

  • Drink adequate water and keep your body hydrated
  • Avoid aerated drinks
  • Consume fruits rich in water content
  • Wear lightweight, light-coloured and loose clothes
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 before stepping out from your house

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