Summer temperatures in the United States can climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 de­grees Celsius), making heat stroke a big probl­em. Heat Stroke (Sun Stroke)Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency needing immediate treatment.
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Summer temperatures in the United States can climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 de­grees Celsius), making heat stroke a big probl­em. Heat Stroke (Sun Stroke)Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency needing immediate treatment.

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder. Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other intenal organs if emergency treatment is not given.


Heat stroke is most likely to affect older people who live in apartments or homes lacking air-conditioning or good airflow. Other high-risk groups include people of any age who don't drink enough water, have chronic diseases, or who drink excessive amounts of alcoholWhile many people feel sick and faint during heat waves, most of these people are suffering from heat exhaustion, a related condition usually less serious than heat stroke

Symptoms of heat stroke include:

  • Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Chills
  • Throbbing headache
  • High body temperature
  • Confusion/dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Other common symptoms include nausea, seizures, disorientation, and sometimes loss of consciousness or coma.

If you suspect that someone has a heat stroke, immediately call 911 or transport the person to a hospital.The patient's condition should be reassessed and stabilized by trained medical personnel. Any delay seeking medical help can be fatalWhile waiting for the paramedics: Take immediate action to cool the overheated person. You can cool the patient down with whatever means available :    

  • Get the person into shade or indoors.
  • Remove excess clothing
  • Put in a cool tub of water or a cool shower,
  • spray with a garden hose, Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency needing immediate treatment. While many people feel sick and faint during heat waves, most of these people are suffering from heat exhaustion, a related condition usually less serious than heat stroke
  • sponge with cool water, 
  • fan while misting with cool water, or place ice packs or cold, wet towels on the person's head, neck, armpits and groin.
  • Soaking their clothes with water.

Things you can do to reduce or prevent Heat Stroke include;
  • Blocking out direct sun or other heat sources
  • Use air-conditioning; rest regularly
  • Drinking sufficient, cold water and drinks
  • Wearing lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothes
  • Also It is recommended that our elderly, a population especially vulnerable to high temperatures, ask relatives, friends or neighbors to visit them regularly during the approaching hot months and check on them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

It takes the aged nearly twice the time of younger people to return to core body temperature after exposure to extreme temperatures. Others who are particularly vulnerable  to heat stroke ,include infants and children up to four years of age, those who are overweight and people with heart and respiratory problems. 

 Take precautions against high temperatures to avoid heat-related illnesses. High body temperatures can lead to damage to the brain or other vital organs and even death. 







 

3 Comments to Summer temperatures in the United States can climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 de­grees Celsius), making heat stroke a big probl­em. Heat Stroke (Sun Stroke)Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency needing immediate treatment.:

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Anonyms on Friday, July 06, 2018 11:33 AM
Good Post.
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pet and life on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 1:00 PM
OMG its so serious situation in the USA. I can see a drastic increment in temperature globally. Its very informative content in order to save yourself from heat stroke.
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cv services on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 11:45 AM
Summer is over now. I am happy about it to be completely honest with you.
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