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Heat Stroke

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  • Created on: 17-11-10 14:57

Heat Stroke

  • Heat Stroke is an uncontrolled increase in your body temperature.
  • increased sweating due to very hot temperatures can lead to dehydration. Dehydration stops sweating from occuring which leads to the core body temperature increasing even further.

Causes of heat stroke include:

Excersing in very warm conditions.
Very high humidity.
dehydration.

Symtons of heat stroke are
Confusion
Red/Dry Skin
Low Blood Pressure
Fainting
Rapid Heartbeat

Treat It By:

Removing Clothes & bathing in cool water
Cooling Body Using Wet Towels
Using A Fan
Putting Ice Packs On The Neck, Head & Groin.
Elevating (Raising) The legs.

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