The world is a pack of diversities. People are diverse in nature, attitude, value, lingual,
traditions, and religions or in believes. Similarly, people are too differing with their body
traits such as colour, height, weight, and body structure, temperature etc. Heat related illness may
depend differently on everyone’s body and according to their temperature scale. Heat stroke or
heat exhaustion occurs when your body is not able to cool itself. The process of sweating helps
human body to stay cool such as when body temperature rises, the sweating process helped it to
set-down again. Sweat evaporates in air and normalise the body temperature. But it becomes
exhausted when the increased moisture in the air creates hurdles for sweat to evaporate and
disable it to make your body cooler, mainly in hot days and become ill!
Heat stroke and heat exhaustion may work on the same illness, but regarding to their intensity,
heat stroke is more serious than heat exhaustion.
Heat exhaustion occurs when body gets too exhausted and its temperature is increased (increased
temperature may gets your body too hot). It may get after tough exercise or because of increased
weather temperature. If a person is suffering from heat exhaustion then following symptoms such
as heavy sweating, feeling weak and/or confused, dizziness, nausea, headache, fast heartbeat,
dark-colored urine are the indications of dehydration.
Same as ‘Heat Exhaustion’, ‘Heat Stroke’ occurs when the human body crosses its certain
temperature, such as when the body temperature reaches to 104°F. It also happens when your
body gets too much exposure of sun (because of too hot weather) or when you get exaggerated
through tough exercise. But a part of all this, heat stroke is the second stage of heat exhaustion. If
heat exhaustion is not treated correctly within its perfect time then it will transformed to HEAT
STROKE. The deceased person can be detected as suffering from high fever (104°F or higher),
severe headache, dizziness and feeling light-headed, a flushed or red appearance to the skin, lack
of sweating, muscle weakness or cramps, nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat, fast breathing, feeling
confused, anxious or disoriented, seizures.
Summers are here and heat exhaustion or heat strokes are striking their waves, so people should
know how to deal with it. If we talk about their immediate aids; the deceased person should get
out immediately from the heat, rest in air conditioner if possible or may rest in a shady area.
Drink plenty of water or other fluids. Do not drink alcohol or caffeinated drinks (such as soda).
These can make heat exhaustion or stroke worse. Take a cool shower or bath, or apply cool water
to your skin. Take off any tight or unnecessary clothing. You can also apply ice packs to the
person’s armpits, groin, neck and back. These areas contain a lot of blood vessels close the
surface of the skin. Cooling them with ice packs can help the person cool down.