As the summer season begins, it is helpful to know how to recognize the symptoms of sunstroke. It is equally important to ensure that appropriate first aid is administered to someone suffering from this particular condition.
We often hear about sunstroke. It is also called heat stroke, sunstroke, or heat shock. As the name suggests, it occurs when certain parts of the body are exposed to intense, direct sunlight. It particularly affects the neck and head
Sunstroke is very dangerous to health, especially for children and the elderly. The specific condition occurs as a result of a disruption of the center responsible for thermoregulation of the body. Dehydration of the body, as well as a marked loss of electrolytes, can contribute to the occurrence of stroke. As a result, the body is unable to adequately transfer heat, which can lead to congestion of the meninges and the brain itself.
Although children and the elderly in particular suffer from the unpleasant consequences of sunstroke, it can happen to anyone. The risk is particularly high in hot climates. Consequently, the prevailing hot weather is a particularly dangerous period. This is when medics warn against being in the sun
If it is not hot and you are exposed to a lot of sun, sunstroke can also occur. When the weather is hot, we should refrain from intense games and long walks. It is not advisable to stay in hot, steamy rooms. But how can you tell if you are actually suffering from sunstroke?
There are several clear signs of sunstroke. If you have been out in the heat of the sun or exposed to other conditions mentioned above, the symptoms you should look for are
If the above symptoms occur, call for help. Even if only some of them are present, we should not shy away from medical consultation.
If we ourselves are not a victim of sunstroke, but we see that another person may be affected, it is essential that we take specific first aid measures. What steps should we keep in mind?
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