Hyperthermia

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Hyperthermia is a medical condition that can occur if the body isn't able to stay cool. Being less active on extremely hot days can lower the risks of hyperthermia, but sometimes that isn't enough.

Warning Signs:

  • Dizziness or severe weakness.
  • Chest pain or rapid heartbeat.

  • Nausea, diarrhea, cramps, and vomiting.

  • Breathing problems.

  • Mood changes.

  • Dry skin without sweating.

  • Throbbing headaches.

 

To lesson the possibility of hyperthermia...

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Wear light colors and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Limit your physical activity.
  • Check your medications for any side effects that could increase your risk.
  • If you begin to feel overheated, take a break and head for the shade.
  • Eat more salads and lighter foods.
  • Don't overuse salt.
  • Avoid alchohol.
  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Use a fan or air conditioner.

If you suspect that you or someone in your group are suffering from hyperthermia, seek medical attention immediately.


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