3 Steps to Keep Heatstroke Away II: Early Symptoms

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Heatstroke is a severe condition when body cannot cool itself via perspiration and become overheated. It may lead to organ failure, cognitive impairment and death.



To prevent heatstroke, follow these 3 steps:


Step 1 & 2: Click Here.

Step 3: Act on the early symptoms


①    Spot signs of early symptoms. You may first feel heat exhaustion, a type of hear stress that may lead to heat stroke. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include:

-      vomiting and nausea,

-      excessive sweating,

-      low blood pressure,

-      moist and cool skin,

-      a weak pulse,

-      fatigue and weakness,

-      blurred vision,

-      strong thirst,

-      rapid breathing.


Once you find yourself with these symptoms, stop any activity and move to an air conditioned building immediately.


②    After finding a cool indoor area, drink some cool water, take off or loosen excess clothing, spray cool water to the skin, and fan yourself. If the symptoms are not alleviated, call for emergency services.

③    Provide immediate help to others if you’ve noticed their symptoms.


④    Be aware of the symptoms of heat stroke. Sometimes heatstroke comes without any indication of heat exhaustion. Call an ambulance immediately if you’ve noticed yourself or someone around you with these symptoms:


-      dry, hot, red skin;

-      a temperature above 104°F (40°C);

-      weakness, confusion, irritability, or strange behavior;

-      a rapid pulse; dizziness or headache;

-      convulsions; loss of consciousness

2 Answers

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I had a heat stroke. I was 18 and i worked at a amusement park. I went through all those symptoms. I'm almost 60 and  I go through all of those symptoms every time I'm in the heat.  Its like the parts that keep you cool are fried.
I have read that heat intolerance post HS is a huge problem  - and seems like there isn’t a lot of information available about heat stroke  -or at least long term effects
From near fatal heatstroke .
Heat intolerance is an unusual response to heat. It is not a disease, but can develop serious symptoms in response to heat. There's no way to treat it. What you can do is to prevent your symptoms, stay in a cooled environment, wear light-colored clothing and drink a lot of water.
About heat intorerance after HS, there was one study in 1979, which showed that patients after HS have inefficient thermoregulation, possibly due to decreased heat conductance from core to periphery, contributes to heat intolerance in former heatstroke patients.

Regarding long-term effects, Heat stroke can lead to long-term effects which can be devastating. Severe dehydration and in worse cases, lead to a person’s death.

Kidney problems
Brain damage
Blood disorders
Heat stroke can also lead to…
Permanent organ damage
Coma or a comatose position
Neurological side effects
Personality & behavioral abnormalities
Heart & breathing irregularities
The after-effects can be joined with..
Chronic Headache
Muscle Cramps
As it causes the body to start shutting down, affected people can appear oddly confused and may also lose consciousness.  It can cause the body to completely shut down, and lead to death.
I believe I had a HS the other night...I dont remember much but some how ended up on my bedroom floor in the middle of the night...my bedroom is very warm..I have an air conditioner but doesn't work that well.. I also work from home in my bedroom so I'm up there all day and the day this happened I don't think I drank enough water. What is the best thing to ward these off...drink more..I'm 62 and this has never happened to me before!
For you, the most plausible method to prevent this is to drink plenty of water, and get your air conditioner right! Keep the temperature of the house appropriate.
You should get yourself neurologically evaluated. A seizure could have caused the same thing. Happened to my mother a few times and she died of it...though she was 96.
Swimming laps.