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Post by Y I N G on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 9:32 pm

mejo mainit ngayon panahon na ito kaya iwasan natin a heat stroke

always stay on the cool place and drink lots of drinking liquids

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Post by nedoshie46 on Fri 12 Mar 2010, 12:06 am

sir i suggest drink lots of water everyday...

8 or more glass of water everyday...

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Post by Y I N G on Wed 27 Apr 2011, 7:58 pm

Heat stroke

Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat illness and is a life-threatening emergency. It is the result of long, extreme exposure to the sun, in which a person does not sweat enough to lower body temperature. The elderly, infants, persons who work outdoors, and those on certain types of medication are most susceptible to heat stroke. It is a condition that develops rapidly and requires immediate medical treatment.

Causes of heat stroke

Our bodies produce a tremendous amount of internal heat and we normally cool ourselves by sweating and radiating heat through the skin. However, in certain circumstances, such as extreme heat, high humidity, or vigorous activity in the hot sun, this cooling system may begin to fail, allowing heat to build up to dangerous levels.

If a person becomes dehydrated and can not sweat enough to cool the body, the internal temperature may rise to dangerously high levels, causing heat stroke.

What are the symptoms of heat stroke?

The following are the most common symptoms of heat stroke, although each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

Disorientation, agitation, or confusion.
Sluggishness or fatigue.
Hot, dry skin that is flushed but not sweaty.
A high body temperature.
Loss of consciousness.
Rapid heart beat.


How is heat stroke treated?

It is important for the person to be treated immediately as heat stroke can cause permanent damage or death. There are some immediate first-aid measures you can take while waiting for help to arrive:

Get the person indoors.

Remove clothing and gently apply cool water to the skin followed by fanning to stimulate sweating.

Apply ice packs to the groin and armpits.

Have the person lie down in a cool area with their feet slightly elevated.

Intravenous fluids are often necessary to compensate for fluid or electrolyte loss. Bed rest is generally advised and body temperature may fluctuate abnormally for weeks after heat stroke.

How can heat stroke be prevented?

There are precautions that can help protect you against the adverse effects of heat stroke. These include:

Drink plenty of fluids during outdoor activities, especially on hot days. Water and sports drinks are the drinks of choice; avoid tea, coffee, soda, and alcohol as these can lead to dehydration.

Wear lightweight, tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing in light colors.

Schedule vigorous activity and sports for cooler times of the day.

Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and using an umbrella.

Increase time spent outdoors gradually to get your body used to the heat.

During outdoor activities, take frequent drink breaks and mist yourself with a spray bottle to avoid becoming overheated.

Try to spend as much time indoors as possible on very hot and humid days.

If you live in a hot climate and have a chronic condition, talk to your physician about extra precautions you can take to protect yourself against heat stroke.

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