What is heat stroke,types, symptoms, and treatment

What is heat stroke? symptoms and treatment

What is heat stroke,types, symptoms, and treatment


Nowadays the heat is at its peak and it is very sunny, after rain it becomes sunny and confined which makes people who work in the sun or those who go out at the risk of heat stroke, heat the people. It can also be called a stroke, sunstroke, thermal fever, or sepsis. It occurs when the body temperature rises too much and excessive sweating causes the body to lose water and lower blood pressure, causing the organs to stop working, which can be caused if not treated immediately. Death happens. Today we will read about its types, symptoms, and how to prevent it.

What is heat stroke:

Heat stroke, also known as sunstroke, is a type of oppressive heat illness that results in a body heat greater than 40.0 °C (104.0 °F) and complexity. Other symptoms add red skin, headache, and dizziness. There is generally a lack of working in classic heat stroke while sweating is usually present in exertional heatstroke


Heat stroke happens because of high external heats or physical exertion. Risk factors include heat flows, large thickness, certain drugs such as diuretics, beta-blockers, or drink, heart disorder, and skin diseases. Cases not connected with physical exertion typically occur in those at the extremes of age or with long term health problems.


Types of heat stroke:

There are two types

1- exertional 2- non-exertional.

Exertional heat stroke can happen from over-exerting oneself. This is normally seen in younger people such as sportsmen.

Non-exertional heat stroke is seen in disease and older groups following publicity to extreme heat.

Whatever the cause is, the right steps need to be taken to reduce the risk of contracting this possibly life-threatening problem


 Before a heat stroke happens, people expose signs of heat fatigue such as dizziness, mental disorder, headaches, and infirmity; if a heat stroke occurs when the person is asleep, symptoms may be harder to notice. However, these are notice

The best way to find out you have heat stroke is the body heat which is higher than 105°F. Usually, the first sign of this disease is fainting. Here are other signs of heat stroke:

1. Dull, red and hot skin

2. No sweating even when the body is very hot

3. The weakening of the muscles or cramps 

4. Dizziness

 5. Vomiting/nausea

 6. Throbbing, intense headache

 7. Fast heartbeat

 8. Unconsciousness

 9. Disorientation

Treatment :

Immediate first aid if anyone in front of you hot sun stroke:

1. Move them to a cold place.

2. Get them to lie down and raise their feet lightly.

3. Get them to drink plenty of water. Sports or rehydration drinks are OK.

4. Cool their skin – spray or sponge them with cool water and fan them. Cold packs around the armpits or neck are good too.

Prevention and home remedies of heat stroke:

1-drink plenty of water


3-onion juice with honey

4-Tamarind with honey

5-apple cider vinegar

6-Drink plenty of liquids. Staying hydrated will help your body sweat and maintain normal body temperature. (most important)

7-avoid going outside during afternoons.

8- you have to wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothes as they don’t absorb much heat and let the body cool properly.

9-buttermilk, and other local drinks which provide relief from.

10-avoid heavy physical activity during the afternoon.

11-eat lots of cucumber, watermelon, etc.

These home remedies to avoid or for precaution.. but at the moment of sunstroke, the first step you should take is called the doctor then start first aid

So please stay home, stay safe if you want to go out, cover your head well. Please let us know how you like this post. Thank you

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