Heatstroke: Which habits are putting you at risk of heat stroke

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Heatstroke: Some habits may make your more prone to heatstroke

Heatstroke is a condition caused by overheating of the body. This condition generally occurs in summers and caused by the prolonged exposures to high temperature. The heat stroke occurs when your internal core temperature reaches 105˚F and your body can not cool down itself. This is one of the most serious forms of heat injuries and required emergency treatment. The major symptoms of heatstroke are nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat, intense headache and dizziness. Unfortunately, some people follow habits which make them more prone to this serious form of heart injury. In this regard, you must be aware of these habits, so you can prevent heatstroke. (Also read: How to avoid the heatstroke during the summer season)

Heatstroke: Let’s know about habits which make you more prone to heatstroke

  • Wearing too much clothing
  • Not using sunscreen
  • Exercising in the heat of the day
  • Dehydration
  • Consumption of Alcohol
  1. Wearing too much clothing
    Dark colours, heavy fabrics, tight and too much cloth raise body temperature. Such clothing restricts the evaporation of sweat, which is one of the ways the body cools down itself. If the evaporation of sweat is restricted, your core temperature may rise to potentially dangerous levels and cause heatstroke. (Also read: Stains on clothes: Natural ways to remove stains from clothes)
  2. Not using sunscreen

    habits which may increase the risk of heat stroke.
    Heat stroke: Apply sunscreen to prevent heat stroke.

    Not applying sunscreen before exposure to the sun may increase the risk of heat stroke. Always apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or more to ensure that you get full protection. Sunscreens should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure. (Also read: Why should sunscreen be used in winter)

  3. Exercising in the heat of the day
    If possible, avoid outdoor exercise during summers. Moreover, always plan your activity for the coolest parts of the day. If you exercise in the heat, take breaks after every 15 minutes for drinks to prevent the serious form of heat injury.
  4. Dehydration
    Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking adequate amount of water. To prevent heat stroke drink 24 ounces a couple of hours before and 8 ounces every 20 minutes during activity. (Also read: Six ways to treat dehydration at home)
  5. Alcohol
    Consumption of beer may quench your thirst in summers. But it may increase the risk of hyperthermia because alcohol is diuretic and cause dehydration.

Don’t miss to read: Reduce Body Heat: Some Effective Tips To Reduce Body Heat In Summer

Heatstroke is a common and serious problem during summers. As the heatstroke is a serious problem, it is mandatory to take precautionary to prevent this serious health issue. You can also read this article in Hindi.

 

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