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Ways to Keep Cool in the Summer and Avoiding Sun Strokes


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26/May/2018

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Ways to Keep Cool in the Summer and Avoiding Sun Strokes

Sun Stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of pro longed exposure or physical exertion in high temperatures. Sun Stroke is also known as heat stroke.  It happens when the body’s system for controlling temperature fails. This serious form of heat injury, can occur if your body temperature rises to 40 °C or higher and it mostly happens in summer season.

BeEducated.pk wants you to know that Sun Stroke is a life threatening emergency that needs immediate treatment. The elderly, pregnant females, and young children are at higher risk for sun stroke; their bodies do not cool as well as adults with no health problems. Let us discuss about its causes and symptoms and how we can get avoid or treat it.

Causes of Sun Stroke

Working out or exercising in hot weather without drinking enough water or energy drinks is the main cause of sun stroke. Anyone exercising or working in hot weather can get this stroke, but it’s most likely to occur if you're not used to high temperatures.
  • Dehydration is one of the main cause of sun stroke because we do not have enough liquid to fulfill the needs of our body.
  • Drinking alcohol can affect your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Sun burn is also a main cause of sun stroke.
  • Wearing many layers of clothes or warm clothes also leads to heat stroke.

Symptoms of Sun Stroke

Fainting is the first sign of Sun Stroke but the main sign of sun stroke is a 40 Celsius temperature.
  • Headache is the first symptom of Sun Stroke.
  • Dizziness is also caused by Sun Stroke.
  • Changes in skin such as your skin becomes dry, red, and hot.
  • Nausea, vomiting and shallow breathing.
  • Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering (unable to stand still)
  • Muscle weakness and cramps.

Ways to Avoid Sun Stroke

Sun stroke is totally predictable and preventable. You should take the following steps to avoid sun stroke during hot weather:
  • Wear lose fitting clothes that allows your body to cool down.
  • Drink Plenty of water while workout.
  • Avoid sunburn by not working in the open sun.
  • Wear caps while going out.
  • Don’t leave anyone in a parked car.
  • Try to Park your cars in shaded area.  
  • If you feel muscle cramps or weak all over, immediately stop what you are doing and a find a cool place to rest.
  • Avoid outdoor activities in the warmest part of the day.
  • Avoid coffee because it causes dehydration.
  • Apply ice on your veins to keep your body temperature from going up.
You must also know ways of overcoming dehydration while fasting. So, you can avoid feeling thirsty during your fast in these hot days of summer. For reading more helpful articles keep visiting our website as much as possible.

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