if you got a heatstroke

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Steven Tyler
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if you got a heatstroke

Postby Steven Tyler » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:02 pm

Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. Although heat stroke mainly affects people over age 50, it also takes a toll on healthy young athletes.Heat stroke often occurs as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat syncope (fainting), and heat exhaustion. But it can strike even if you have no previous signs of heat injury. Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system. The medical definition of heat stroke is a core body temperature greater than 105 degrees Fahrenheit, with complications involving the central nervous system that occur after exposure to high temperatures. Other common symptoms include nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation, and sometimes loss of consciousness or coma. How to deal with it?

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby JerryLee » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:11 pm

You have to be aware of the main symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms come on intensely and suddenly. But some people say their pain or pressure built slowly, or seemed minor. To make things more confusing, men and women can have slightly different warning signs, or feel them in different places.You may be having a heart attack if you feel:
Pain, pressure, or squeezing in your chest, particularly a little to the left side
Pain or pressure in your upper body like your neck, jawline, back, stomach, or in one or both of your arms (especially your left)
Shortness of breath
Suddenly sweaty or clammy
Nausea or vomiting

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby Richard Hawley » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:05 am

If you suspect that someone has a heat stroke, immediately call 911 or transport the person to a hospital. Any delay seeking medical help can be fatal.While waiting for the paramedics to arrive, initiate first aid. Move the person to an air-conditioned environment -- or at least a cool, shady area -- and remove any unnecessary clothing.If possible, take the person's core body temperature and initiate first aid to cool it to 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. (If no thermometers are available, don't hesitate to initiate first aid.)Fan air over the patient while wetting his or her skin with water from a sponge or garden hose.Apply ice packs to the patient's armpits, groin, neck, and back. Because these areas are rich with blood vessels close to the skin, cooling them may reduce body temperature.Immerse the patient in a shower or tub of cool water, or an ice bath.If emergency response is delayed, call the hospital emergency room for additional instructions.

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby Adam Levine » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:23 pm

When the heat index is high, it's best to stay in an air-conditioned environment. If you must go outdoors, you can prevent heat stroke by taking these steps:Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, and a wide-brimmed hat. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more.Drink extra fluids. To prevent dehydration, it's generally recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water, fruit juice, or vegetable juice per day. Because heat-related illness also can result from salt depletion, it may be advisable to substitute an electrolyte-rich sports drink for water during periods of extreme heat and humidity.

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby Harry Kane » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:02 pm

Take additional precautions when exercising or working outdoors.The general recommendation is to drink 24 ounces of fluid two hours before exercise, and consider adding another 8 ounces of water or sports drink right before exercise. During exercise, you should consume another 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes, even if you don't feel thirsty.Reschedule or cancel outdoor activity. If possible, shift your time outdoors to the coolest times of the day, either early morning or after sunset.Measuring your weight before and after physical activity. Monitoring lost water weight can help you determine how much fluid you need to drink.

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby Albert » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:09 am

Avoid fluids containing caffeine or alcohol, because both substances can make you lose more fluids and worsen heat-related illness. Also, do not take salt tablets unless your doctor has told you to do so. The easiest and safest way to replace salt and other electrolytes during heat waves is to drink sports beverages or fruit juice.Check with your doctor before increasing liquid intake if you have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention. And one more thing.After you've recovered from heat stroke, you'll probably be more sensitive to high temperatures during the following week. So it's best to avoid hot weather and heavy exercise until your doctor tells you that it's safe to resume your normal activities.

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby Peter Parker » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:08 pm

If you live in an apartment or house without fans or air conditioning, try to spend at least two hours each day -- preferably during the hottest part of the day -- in an air-conditioned environment. At home, draw your curtains, shades, or blinds during the hottest part of the day, and open windows at night on two sides of your building to create cross-ventilation.If you're a senior who either can't afford to buy or run an air conditioner, check with your local Area Agency on Aging for programs that can assist you. One such program is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby MORAN » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:01 pm

In order to know what to do, you need to be able to recognize the warning signs of heatstroke . With heatstroke your vital organs shut down. Many people even stop sweating. It is like your body has given up. :shock: :shock: If you have a sunstroke you need call a doctor. Until the ambulance arrives, cool the person off as best you can. If they can walk and it is not far, get them into air-conditioning. Otherwise, have them lie down in the shade. Take off all but their underclothes. Spray or bathe them with cool water and fan them. If the person is unconscious, place them on their side so their tongue won’t impede their airway. :!: If you have ice, place a pack on the person’s groin and armpits, and under their neck.

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby Sheldon » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:41 pm

How to keep cool and healthy despite the sweltering sun and humidity??
Don't overexert yourself.
Drink a quart of fluids an hour.
Wear loose clothing light in color and fabric, as well as a hat and sunblock, and stay in the shade or indoors if possible.
Open windows and use fans, or turn on air conditioning. If you don't have air conditioning, go to a public place that does, like a mall, library, or movie theater.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can speed up dehydration.
Finally, be a good neighbor - check on the elderly and chronically ill persons regularly to make sure they're bearing up under the heat.Having heat exhaustion or heat stroke makes you more sensitive to hot conditions for about a week afterwards. Be especially careful not to exercise too hard, and avoid hot weather. Ask your doctor to tell you when it is safe to return to your normal activities.

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Re: if you got a heatstroke

Postby William Lawn » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:46 pm

Why do not we talk about children safety? Babies and young children don’t have the ability to hydrate themselves or know when to get out of the heat.Never leave a child in a closed, parked vehicle, not even for a minute. The temperature inside a parked car can soar into triple digits within minutes. We’ve all heard the horror stories. Don’t do it.Make sure babies and children drink plenty of fluids. If you are thirsty, chances are your little ones could also use a beverage. Avoid beverages with caffeine, or a large amount of sugar.Avoid bundling infants in heavy blankets or clothing. Like adults, babies need to air out in order to cool down.During the hottest hours of the day, keep children indoors in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible. Families without air conditioning should pull shades over the windows and use room fans.

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