Heat Stroke Is No Fun, Stay Safe in the Summer Sun!

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

Your incredible body tirelessly maintains the perfect temperature, warm enough to prevent infections and cool enough to fuel metabolism. It is crucial to maintain that healthy temperature even when it is scorching outside. Hot weather is uncomfortable for sure, but it could be quite deadly too! So, here are a few things you need to know when the scorching summer hits the sky.

1. Heat Stroke Is No Thrill, It Can Kill!

The most severe heat-related disease is heat stroke. It happens when the body can no more regulate its temperature, causing the temperature to increase quickly. The sweating system goes aloof and the body can not cool down. Within 10 to 15 minutes after the onset of heat stroke, the body temperature can reach 106 °F or even higher, causing a heat stroke.


2. Whatever You Do, Take Water With You

An extended period of heat exposure can result in heatstroke. It can happen when your body takes in more heat than it can sweat out. It can occur both indoors or out and more often in hot, muggy weather. Working out in sweltering weather without enough water and airflow can also get you one. So drink plenty of water and beat the heat!

3. Heatwaves SOS: Know the Signs

The first step in staying safe is to be aware of the symptoms of heat stroke. Keep an eye out for:
Tiredness, vomiting, headache, bewilderment or disorientation, and jerks. The most crucial actions to do are to enter an air-conditioned area and drink enough cool water. If you believe you are experiencing heat-related issues or notice the symptoms in someone else. See your doctor or visit an emergency room in a hospital, if these do not work or the symptoms continue.

4. No Debate, When It Is Hot Hydrate!

There are many ways to avoid a heat stroke, some of which include wearing light clothing, preferably made of cotton, protecting your skin from sunburn, drinking lots of fluids to stay hydrated, avoiding spending long periods of time outdoors in the summer, and avoiding overly strenuous exercise. Rehydrating is the best way to treat a heat stroke. Repeat the hydration mantra and heat stroke stands no chance.

5. Time to Call a Heat Stroke Barricade!

Keep cool and win the race, heat stroke is a burden on your face! Finding a cool environment and lowering the body temperature down to safe levels are often the best ways to treat heat stroke. But, if brain cells are exposed to intense heat for an extended period of time, recovery and treatment might be more time-consuming. When cold drinks and air conditioning are just not enough, sign up for extra medical care. Heat safety is the key, wishing safe summer for you and me!



Let us make a commitment towards self-care and protect ourselves from the relentless clutch of heat stroke. Remember it is about thriving the summer with lots of fun and joy. Bask in the warmth and stay safe. Happy summering!

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