JUL 30, 2018 08:44 PM PDT

Identifying Symptoms of a Heat Stroke

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin
1 1 115

A heat stroke is when the body loses its ability to cool itself and the body’s core temperature becomes dangerously high. For some individuals, a heat stroke can kill within 30 minutes. It is vital to be able to identify the symptoms of a heat stroke. To recognize a heat stroke, it starts with heat exhaustion with symptoms including rapid breathing, heavy sweating, nausea, a fast weak pulse, a light head, cramping of the muscles, and a feeling of fatigue. It is crucial that if any of these listed symptoms are felt on a hot day, to cool the body down as soon as possible.

 

About the Author
  • Nouran enjoys writing on various topics including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
You May Also Like
JUL 10, 2018
Videos
JUL 10, 2018
At Four Years Old, This Girl Takes Her First Steps
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological condition that is usually present at birth. It’s common in children born prematurely. For one little girl, Maya
JUL 10, 2018
Videos
JUL 10, 2018
New Tools in the CRISPR Kit
Some diseases are caused by a single gene mutation. Others are far more complex.
JUL 23, 2018
Videos
JUL 23, 2018
Why is the ocean getting louder?
 
JUL 27, 2018
Videos
JUL 27, 2018
Ever Wonder Why the Moon Turns Red During A Lunar Eclipse?
Lunar eclipses can be fun to observe, but have you ever wondered why the Moon turns red during the event? As it turns out, this red Moon phenomenon, also k
AUG 08, 2018
Videos
AUG 08, 2018
A Harbinger of Hope for Alzheimer's Patients?
The search for effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease is ongoing, but overall, hasn’t been productive. Many companies, like pharmaceutica
AUG 15, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
AUG 15, 2018
What's So Special About Polarized Sunglasses?
Glare could cause discomfort in the eyes, even disability. To reduce the glare, one can try to reduce overall luminance, say by putting on a pair of generi
Loading Comments...