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Heat Stroke

Heatstroke is defined as increase in body temperature or hyperthermia that exceeds 41°C (104°F) with lack of sweating associated with an altered sensorium. It’s yet another heat-related condition that is becoming increasingly common in modern times due to adverse changes in climatic conditions around the world.

Learn how to arm yourself against heat stroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion from Medindia’s support group.

 

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1. What are the precautions to be taken on a hot summer day?

The points to be remembered are: 1. Drink lot of fluids, like water and juices. Avoid carbonated, alcoholic or caffeine containing liquids. 2. Do not over exert yourself so as to increase the body's temperature to harmful levels. 3. Wear light colored and slightly loose fitting clothes. 4. Try remaining in shaded areas to the extent possible.






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