Handling Heat Exhaustion Tips
Warmer temperatures and outdoor sports are always associated with summer. Exercising in extreme heat can very easily lead to serious health conditions such as heat exhaustion. Being outdoors in warm temperatures for several days without drinking enough fluids, heat exhaustion could affect you.
Elderly people with high blood pressure and people who work or exercise outdoors are especially prone to heat exhaustion, which causes symptoms such as heavy sweating, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, and dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting and fainting.
In cases where symptoms of heat exhaustion are mild, cooling off in an air-conditioned room with plenty of cool beverages, especially water can help. Taking a cool bath and resting are also effective ways to handle heat exhaustion. If symptoms are severe, a person is at increased risk especially an elderly person or someone with heart problems or high blood pressure or a person with a fast and weak pulse and breathing rate.
Medical attention is always essential in cases of severe heat exhaustion.