What is a heat stroke?

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Summer arrives and people do not take the necessary precautions and continue to do physical activity, do not hydrate and end up suffering from heat stroke. In this article, we will talk about this topic in order to inform you and know how to recognize the manifestation of heat stroke in an individual.

What is a heat stroke? – Wellness and Health – WebMediums

The human body has an average temperature of 37 degrees, in which it can perform the corresponding functions properly and without any problem.

In the presence of heat, body temperature increases and often exceeds 40 degrees. Faced with such a temperature, the body's mechanisms to lower the temperature, such as sweat, do not work and the individual begins a dehydration process.

People who are part of the risk group are children under 6 years of age and adults over 65. These people must be kept hydrated and avoid physical activity during the afternoon.

Sometimes heatstroke is due to spending many hours sunbathing or doing sports in a poorly ventilated place. It should be borne in mind that it can also manifest itself after a series of days in which it was very hot.

It is very important to know what the symptoms of heat stroke are in order to be able to realize its presence in time. Symptoms include: headache, dizziness, dehydration, fatigue, vomiting, stomach pains, among others.

It is very important to take the necessary precautions since heatstroke can cause death.

You should be aware of this problem as it happens every day in the summer and people continue to take it really seriously. Before any sensation or if they recognize any of the symptoms of heat stroke, they must quickly hydrate themselves and stay away from exposure to solar radiation.

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