The Signs Of Heat Stroke And Heat Exhaustion

With the summer event season already in full swing, more and more people are spending time outside, soaking up the summer sunshine and enjoying the beautiful weather. While fresh air and sunshine are shown to have many positive physical and mental health effects, too much can be bad for us.

When we are outside enjoying a summer concert or festival, we can quickly forget about the heat of the sun and that can lead to serious health problems. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are two of them.

What Is Heat Stroke?

Heat stroke can be defined as ‘a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature is elevated dramatically.’ Heat stroke is a medical emergency and it can be fatal if not treated immediately. During the summer, there is an increase in heat stroke cases in the UK as more and more people get outside and enjoy the season. As we sway to our favourite music at an outdoor concert or enjoy activities at the beach or during a marathon, we often forget to hydrate. That, accompanied with an increase in our body temperature, can lead to a serious case of heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

What To Look For

There are many signs of heatstroke that everyone should be aware of. Whether for yourself, your family, or those around you, knowing the signs of heat stroke can help save a life.

Signs Of Heat Stroke Can Include:

  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Disorientation
  • The Absence Of Sweating
  • High Body Temperature
  • Hot Red Or Flushed Dry Skin
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Strange Behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Coma

What Are The Signs Of Heat Exhaustion?

Before heat stroke sets in, we will begin to experience heat exhaustion. Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion can help us avoid heat stroke. These signs can include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Muscle Cramps And Aches
  • Dizziness

If you are at an outdoor event this summer and begin to experience any of the signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, have an event medical professional check you out right away.

Contact Event Medicine Company

To learn more about heat stroke and related conditions along with some reasons that EMC is the right choice for your next event, contact Event Medicine Company today and speak with a trained and certified medical professional about your event medical cover needs.

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