The heat in summer is sometimes really unbearable. Heat combined with insufficient intake of fluids can put the body in front of a real challenge. Heatstroke or body overheating are conditions that can happen not only on the beach after prolonged exposure to the sun, but also in the city, the mountains, for a walk, even at home. Overheating can happen while standing in direct sunlight in the summer, but also in rooms where temperatures are high.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as cited by he althdigest.com, heat exhaustion and heat exhaustion occurs when the body loses too much water and s alts, mostly through intense sweating in the summer. It can also be caused by dehydration and insufficient fluid intake. It is also possible that it is accompanied by other diseases related to the heat regulation of the body.
Overheating can have really serious consequences for the body, but luckily there are ways to prevent it.
According to thehe althy.com, it is very important first of all to be able to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion. Symptoms may include profuse sweating, weakness, rash, dizziness, muscle spasms, limb tremors, blurred vision and consciousness, nausea, headache. When the body overheats, the body temperature rises and difficulties occur in the normal functions of the body.
If you notice such signs, it is very important to act immediately, and the first and most important step is to cool your body.You can do this by standing in the shade, entering an air-conditioned building, if you're in the city, taking a cool (not icy) shower or bath, advises the Cleveland Clinic. It is important to restore the lost fluids and s alts in the body. Drink a glass of water, preferably with lemon and a little s alt. If you have access to an electrolyte-enriched sports drink, you may prefer that as well.
However, if you start to vomit, feel particularly sick, passed out and dizzy, it is of the utmost importance to seek medical attention. If the necessary timely measures are not taken, heatstroke can have serious he alth consequences.
Listen to your body. Try to prevent overheating in the summer through preventive measures. Drink enough fluids. Do not expose yourself to the sun and high temperatures for a long time. If necessary, seek medical help.