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Summer activities can be a lot of fun, but when the temperature rises too high, it can make it more likely that you or someone near you will suffer from heat stroke. Always stay hydrated, always drink water while being outside in the heat for a long period of time. Our bodies all make some heat as they go through the basic metabolic functions that keep us alive. Everyone who exercises knows how ‘warm’ you can feel after going through a set of exercises. Usually, this heat is simply dissipated from our skin or when we exhale, and this keeps the temperature of our body normal. However, when the surrounding temperature is high, when it reaches into the upper 80s or more, it becomes harder and harder for our body to get rid of the heat, and when this occurs, heat stroke can follow.

Heat StrokeSymptoms Of Heat Stroke

One of the most obvious symptoms of heat stroke is a high bodily temperature. Some people have had their body temperature soar to 106 degrees F. Generally, there is no sweat being produced, so another way to cool the body has been shut down. As the condition progresses, the person will appear to be confused and agitated. The pulse will be rapid and there may be some difficulty in breathing. Some people with heat stroke begin to have hallucinations, and seizures and worse can follow if help is not given right away.

What You Can Do

This is a serious and life-threatening condition and emergency help should be summoned immediately. While you are waiting, however, there are some steps you can take to help the heat stroke victim. The first thing to be done is to get the person to a shady spot, out of the sun. Remove as much clothing as possible to allow for more air circulation, and lave the skin with water to help bring down the temperature. If they are still conscious, give them water. Do not allow them to gulp it, however, make sure that they take it in sips. Fan the heatstroke victim to further bring down the body temperature, and if there is ice available, wrap it in cloth and place in the person’s armpits and groin. There are major arteries near these places and cooler blood will circulate quickly to the body core.

How To Avoid Heat stroke

Of course, it is best to take some precautions to avoid heat stroke in the first Aquamarine Pro Water Filterplace and the first is to limit your physical activity on very hot days. People who live year round in very hot climates usually know enough to avoid strenuous work or play when it’s too hot. This is the reason for the siesta in many warm countries; it allows people to avoid being exposed to the worst of the day’s weather and continue their activities when it is cooler.

Be sure to drink plenty of water and other fluids when the weather is hot. It is actually best to drink energy drinks rather than water if you are sweating a good deal, as it is probable that your electrolyte balance is being upset. Plain water will not be absorbed properly once you start to dehydrate, and you will need an energy drink to assure that your body will maintain its proper balance. Also always make sure the water you have is pure and sanitary for best hydration.