The summer season has started reaching its peak in the country. The mercury is crossing 45 degree centigrade. In such a situation, the common man has started getting battered due to the slap of hot air, which we also call heat stroke. In such a situation, it is very important to know the symptoms of heatstroke, its problems and preventive measures. Because many times the danger increases due to its non-recognition.
Symptoms and problems of heat stroke
People generally experience extreme tiredness and lethargy due to the scorching heat and humid conditions. With this comes confusion, epileptic seizures or fainting. There is a risk of hyperthermia if our body becomes excessively hot. It even leads to organ failure and brain damage, due to which there is a danger of death.
Low or high blood pressure, flushing of the skin, rapid heartbeat or rapid breathing, and weakness are some of the serious complications of heatstroke.
Who is most at risk of heat stroke
Children and the elderly are most at risk of heat stroke. Although it cannot be categorized or limited in any age. With a little carelessness, it can batter anyone. However, alcohol addicts, people who drink less water, those who take drugs that make it difficult for the body to control its temperature, people with certain diseases that make it difficult to sweat, those who are obese or weak People with physical constitution are more at risk of heatstroke.
When our body is not able to cool itself then we feel heat stroke. The hypothalamus part of our brain determines our body temperature. It usually remains fixed at 37 degree Celsius. Due to some reason there is a problem in it, its balance in the body gets disturbed. Even then there is a danger of heat stroke.
What to do if you get heatstroke
In case of heat stroke, the patient should be made to lie down in a cool place. He should be given salted drinks to drink, if possible the patient should be kept in cold water, the patient should be kept in cooler air continuously, if the patient is wearing tight clothes, loose clothes should be worn instead and oxygen if needed must be given.