In this article we will deviate from our regular topics of pests and pest control. Today we will focus on heat stroke and the best ways to avoid it. Why are we writing an article on this topic? Well, its Florida, and many of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors for the spring and summer months. Typically, this is when most of us get vacation time, kids are out of school and the days are longer. But, it is also the hottest time of the year and that means more risk for heat stroke.
What Exactly is Heat Stroke?
It is a condition that occurs when you are exposed to very high temperatures and your body’s cooling mechanisms are no longer able to keep up. Your body shuts down and you can be rendered unconscious and develop a very serious fever. You have heard of hypothermia? Well, heat stroke is hyperthermia. And both conditions can be seriously damaging and may even result in death.
Tips for Avoiding Heat Stroke
What to Do if Feeling Faint
Once you suffer heat stroke you will become more likely to have one again so it is important that once you have had one stay out of the sun and heat.
Medicines That Increase Risk of Heat Stroke