December 06, 2021 2 translation missing: en.blogs.article.read_time
Heat exhaustion can sneak up on anyone who engages in outdoor or summer activities in the summer heat. Being aware of these symptoms can help you be proactive in taking charge and seeking help for someone in the early stages of heat exhaustion so that the situation does not get worse. Being aware of
how you suffer from heat exhaustion can also help you take preventative measures to prevent succumbing to heat exhaustion.
Heat exhaustion symptoms include headaches, dizziness, weakness, muscular cramping, feelings of nausea or vomiting, heavy sweating and having cold or pale skin. These symptoms usually improve within thirty minutes if proper action is taken. If symptoms do not improve within thirty minutes, a trip to the emergency room may be needed to help prevent symptoms from worsening and to improve hydration levels. If you or someone you know is believed to be suffering from heat exhaustion, you can move them or yourself to a cool place. For example, if you are playing an outdoor sport, you can go into an air-conditioned building or car. Loosen your clothing. If you are wearing hats or neck gaitors, you can remove them to not feel so constricted. Sip water or sports drink with electrolytes to help improve hydration levels. Seek medical immediately if symptoms last longer than 1 hour, if symptoms continue to worsen, of if you begin to throw up.
Ways to prevent heat exhaustion is to drink often during outdoor summer sports or activities. Some athletes will set timers on their watches that reminds to them to sip water every so many minutes on intervals. Wearing hats and protective clothing that keeps the sun off of your body can also help prevent
sun exposure and give your body some shade. Wear a heart monitor so that you can see spikes in heart rate or blood pressure. If you are running in the summer heat and your heart rate gets too high, you know that you can use those numbers to slow your run to a walk until your heart rate normalizes. Basic 1st aid and CPR first aid training classes can help provide more details into treating someone who may be suffering from heat exhaustion. Online options for available for anyone who does not have the time to take CPR classes in person. Online options also offer a cost-effective option for those that have limited flexibility with their daily personal schedule. CPR classes and certification help to save lives and teach important basic life support skills that can be used in a variety of situations including heart exhaustion.