Heat wave is constant rise in temperature that sustains for longer period of time without any drop even in night time. You can refer to an educative briefing on Heave Wave and precautions to be taking during Heat Wave. Heat Wave can cause several medical complications to your body, you should be well educated about any such condition so that you can take right measures as and when you stuck in any such conditions or help others if you found such things happening around you. Here are some problems or medical conditions caused by extremely hot weather.
What is Heat Stress? It’s a medical condition caused when your body is exposed to extreme heat. There are some signs of heat stress which will trigger immediate medical attention. One of the sign is abnormal rise in body temperature. Your body releases water to cool down the skin, this system is called perspiration. In extreme heat conditions your body will lose large amount of water and salt, which will cause abnormal rise in body temperature. Another symptom of heat stress is body pain, when you body will lose large amount of water, it will start paining, in such condition you should rest in some shelter and cool yourself down by drinking water and juicy food. Heat Stress is more dangerous for people with certain medical conditions like heart diseases, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, people with too much fat in their body, people who are alcoholic, or people who are not physically active.
If you have Heat Stress and that is not treated or paid attention to, then it may convert in Heat Exhaustion. In Heat Exhaustion your body will lose large amount water in the process of perspiration and it leads to dehydration. Dehydration is bit severe and it will impact a person’s ability to being physically active, think, act or behave normally. Body loses large amount of salt through the process of perspiration that will effect smoother functioning of body muscles while drop in body water have multiplied impact on body’s capability to work. Once person is under influence of Heat Exhaustion,
- He can’t walk normally
- He will feel extremely tired
- Person will have feeling of Sickness
- He will have abnormal heartbeats
- He’ll have Breathing Problems
- He’ll have Chest Pain, Muscle Pain and Body Pain
Same as Heat Stress, in Heat Exhaustion condition, people should take shelter and keep their body cool. Drink plenty of water and take some rest. As a precautionary measure people should drink more water than usual in such climatic conditions. This will keep dehydration away from your body.
Untreated Heat Exhaustion can lead to Heat Stroke. It’s most severe medical condition under hot weather. In case of Heat Stroke, your body will not be able to control it’s temperature, it will lose very large amount of water and body temperature will keep increasing and perspiration process will break down. Perspiration process stops when your body temperature goes beyond 40 degrees, in such condition your skin becomes dry and hot and it may lead to unconsciousness and you may not know what’s happening around.
As per doctors, if body temperature goes beyond 40 degrees, it will start making permanent damage to your body organs and tissues. This may result in permanent brain damage or death of a person. If a person is under Heat Stroke, he should be provided immediate medical attention otherwise it could be life threatening medical condition.
In any of the above circumstances, water is very important for your body and sudden lose of water may lead to any of above health complications. A human body contains 50 to 55 percent of water, water in blood is responsible for transmission of blood cells and antibodies, water is required throwing out impurities of your body via passing urine. Water is required for perspiration process to cool down the body in hot climate or when you are physically active in exercising or in any other activity.
So, heat wave has arrived in many state of Asia and some part of the world. Be prepared and fight heat wave to protect yourself and stay healthy! Now you will be able to identify symptoms of Heat Stress, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke, now you also understand sensitivity and repercussions of not treating any of these on time. This will help you to combat heat wave effectively.