A rapid increase in your body’s temperature clubbed with loss of water from your body leads to heat exhaustion. The condition does not necessarily need to occur during the summer or when you are outdoors; mere exhaustion from physical strain can cause the attack.
Heat exhaustion can lead to a heat stroke and hence care must be taken to detect the early symptoms and get a remedy for it.
What Are The Symptoms Of Heat Exhaustion?
Well, some of the early signs of heat exhaustion are weakness, dizziness, pale skin and nauseas sensations or even vomiting.
How Can You Help Yourself Or Someone Else Who Is Suffering From Heat Exhaustion?
If you begin to feel light headed and dizzy then there a high chances that you are suffering from heat exhaustion. Drink a glass of water with a pinch of sugar in it. You need not necessarily drink cold water but drink a tall glass of water. Do not gulp it quickly, have small slow sips. This will ease your discomfort.
Move to a cooler room or shady place if you are outdoors. If you are indoors then move to an air conditioned room that is cool. Lie down on your back and close your eyes for a few seconds. Do not move too much as you will begin to feel dizzy if you do so.
Loosen your clothing in order to loose the heat from your body. Also rub ice cubes on your hands and feet and run them through your hair and head. Place a block of ice on your head and rub it in circular motions to loose the heat from your body.
Breathe in through your nose and exhale from your mouth. If you are feeling suffocated avoid taking short fast breaths but take longer calmer breaths.