Texarkana, Texas 2021-06-12 13:25:20 –
Houston (KIAH) — If you are out in the heat, be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat stroke.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600 people die from extreme heat each year in the United States. This is more than any other weather event combined.
Extreme heat is considered above-average and / or humid summer temperatures, but the CDC states that it can prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths.
The Mayo Clinic describes heat stroke as “a condition usually caused by overheating of the body as a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures or physical exercise.”
According to the CDC, heat exhaustion is a mild heat-related illness. It can develop when exposed to high temperatures for several days and when water intake is inadequate or imbalanced. The most common are older people, people with high blood pressure, people working in the heat, and people exercising.
The heat exhaustion warning signs are:
- Severe sweating
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea or vomiting
Heat stroke can be the most serious form of burns when body temperature rises above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Urgent treatment is needed as it can quickly damage the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles if left untreated.
The overall weather for Ark-La-Tex predicted by KTAL / KMSS / KSHV meteorologist Todd Warren suggests that this weekend is the time to be very aware of the symptoms of heat stroke and take immediate action. I will.
“The more delayed treatment, the worse the damage and the greater the risk of serious complications and death,” said the clinic.
The signs and symptoms of heat stroke are:
- Dizziness and confusion.
- Loss of appetite and feeling sick.
- Excessive sweating and pale moist skin.
- Spasms in the arms, legs, and stomach.
- Fast breathing or pulse.
- High temperature of 38 ℃ or higher.
- I’m very thirsty.
What to do in case of heat stroke
- Call 911 right away. Heat stroke is an emergency disease.
- Move people to a cool place.
- Help lower a person’s body temperature with a cold cloth or cold bath.
- Don’t give that person a drink
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