JUL 30, 2018 8:44 PM PDT

Identifying Symptoms of a Heat Stroke

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

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 is a scientist, educator, and life-long learner with a passion for making science more communicable. When not busy in the lab isolating blood macrophages, she enjoys writing on various STEM topics.
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