Here's How To Beat The Heat - Prevent Yourself From Heat Stroke With These Following Tips


Now that summer is already approaching, many of us are eager to go on the beach and have a swim, There's only one problem that everyone is scared about and that is heats illnesses.

There are three types of heat illnesses including Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. Based on the records on the U.S. heat-related deaths that in 1995, almost 1021 has died due to heat illness. Record also shows that in 1999 almost 502 has died due to Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke.

Every summer of the year heat of the sun are getting stronger and stronger it's because of the climate change that's happening every year around the world. Now, what is heat stroke that one of the deadliest of the three heat illnesses?

Heat stroke is when a patient temperature rises to 105 F, which can result in nausea, fever, confusion, and loss of consciousness, "Director of Integrative Pain Management at the Mount Sinai Hospital Houman Danesh, MD, said that the human body's response to heat is dependent on three factor including activity level, humidity, and temperature.

Here are some of the symptoms that your body is at risk of having a heat stroke including the prevention to avoid or to protect yourself from having heat stroke.

  • High body temperature of 106 degrees or higher
  • Reddish tinge to skin
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea and or Vomiting
  • Weakness/dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Heavy sweating
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin

Now to prevent yourselves from getting into heat stroke incident all you need is to do the following.

  • Drink plenty of water 
  • Wear lightweight clothing 
  • Make sure to protect yourself from the sun
  • Don't go outside on very hot and humid days
  • Take frequent drink breaks during outdoor activities
When you already notice all the said symptoms above, all you have to do is the following:
  • Move to a cooler location quickly
  • Lie down and loosen your clothing
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much as of your body as possible
  • Sip water
  • If you continue vomiting, seek medical attention immediately
Remember that every time that you have an activity during hot and humid days, always make sure that you bring with you a big bottle of water and some extra shirts. Do not expose yourself too much in an open area which the sun can clearly see you because it might kill you any moment. So remember that prevention is always our high priority to ensure that we are always safe and healthy.