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How to Prevent Heatstroke. Heatstroke is a life-threatening illness anyone may experience
if exposed to excessive heat. By taking a few commonsense precautions, heat-related
illnesses and their potentially serious effects can be avoided. You will need Cool spot Loose
clothing and fluids. Call a physician if heatstroke is suspected. Step 1. Recognize that heatstroke
may occur when one's body is exposed to high temperatures or a person undertakes strenuous
activity in a hot environment. Step 2. Treat heat cramps and heat exhaustion, which left
untreated may lead to heat strokes. Ask your doctor whether your prescribed medications
increase heatstroke risk. Step 3. Wear loose, lightweight clothing to help your body stay
cool when exposed to hot conditions. Step 4. Find a cool spot, like an air-conditioned
building, where you are able to remain comfortable until outdoor temperatures return to normal.
Air-conditioned movie theaters, malls, and libraries are good places to stay cool. Step
5. Drink water or electrolyte sport drinks to stay hydrated, avoiding caffeine and alcohol,
which may increase dehydration. Step 6. Avoid sitting in hot cars -- temperatures inside
closed vehicles rise quickly, increasing the risk of heat stroke. Step 7. Avoid strenuous
exercise during heat spells, or schedule activities for the cooler morning and evening hours.
It will go a long way in preventing heatstroke and your body will thank you. Did you know
Children are at higher risk for heatstroke because their body temperature rises 3 to
5 times faster than an adult's body temperature.
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How to Prevent Heatstroke

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Yukiko published on August 3, 2018
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