Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is one of the most serious heat-related illness, caused by the overheating of body, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. When the body becomes unable to control its temperature, the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down.

Symptoms & Complications:

Symptoms:

  • High body temperature
  • Altered mental state or behavior
  • Alteration in sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Flushed skin
  • Rapid breathing
  • Racing heart rate
  • Headache

 

Complications:

Heatstroke can result in a number of complications, depending on how long the body temperature is high. Severe complications include:

1) Vital organ damage : Without a quick response to lower body temperature, heatstroke can cause your brain or other vital organs to swell, possibly resulting in permanent damage.

2) Death: Without prompt and adequate treatment, heatstroke can be fatal.

 

Prevention:

Wear Loose Clothing
Protect against sunburn
Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated

Many studies have proven that 40-50% of people suffer from heat stroke which is predictable and preventable. Here are some steps to prevent heat stroke during hot weather:

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing
  • Protect against sunburn
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Take extra precautions with certain medications
  • Take it easy during the hottest parts of the day
  • Limit time spent working or exercising in heat
  • Be cautious if you’re at increased risk
  • Drink water and plenty of it!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, daily fluid intake recommendations vary by age, sex, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Start by drinking a cup of water each morning when you wake up or a glass before bed. Have another glass with every meal. Drink one or two cups after working out, etc.

WAYS TO INCLUDE WATER DURING HEAT STROKE:

Coconut Water
Kiwi
Cucumber

1) Kokum

It’ll add a fabulous taste to your dishes and keep you cool from inside too.

2) Fresh coconut water

Besides hydrating it is also loaded with essential minerals which help the body maintain its electrolyte balance.

3) Watermelon

Totally fat-free sweet, the juicy watermelon is packed with some of the most important antioxidants in nature. It provides vitamin C, beta-carotene, B vitamins necessary for energy production, magnesium, and potassium, among other nutrients.

It has higher water content and lower calorie content than many other fruits (a whole cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories), it delivers more nutrients per calorie, an outstanding benefit.

4) Pineapple

Pineapple is crammed with water, nutrients and antioxidants that have restorative and free radical fighting properties.

5) Cucumber

This vegetable comprises 95%water, so  One cup of cucumber slices contains only 16 calories, which is what makes this veggie the perfect addition to your weight loss plan this summer.

6) Kiwi

20% of your daily water intake is sourced from food. Kiwi is a juicy fruit that not only aids in upping your hydration levels, it also holds 237 mg of an important electrolyte that is vital for muscle contractions.

7) Infused water

Infused water, or detox water, is blended with various fruits and herbs that can have enormous health benefits.

Combinations include:

– Orange and Ginger

– Cucumber and Mint

– Apple and Cinnamon

– Blackberry and Orange

– Turmeric and Lemon

– Lemon and Lime

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