Heat stroke is one of those conditions that nobody ever takes seriously until it happens to them or somebody else they know like a close family member. While it takes a lot to suffer from heat stroke it nonetheless is something that can happen to any individual at any given moment in time and if you're not careful it can even happen to you.

Common symptoms of heat stroke include: confusion, headache, rapid breathing, flushed skin, nausea and/or vomiting and lack of sweating

One of the most common places to see a heatstroke occur is at a marathon. While watching a marathon on TV from the comfort of your home and innocently making fun of the people who hand out tiny cups of water might seem funny to you if it wasn't for those volunteers handing out water many of the marathon runners you see racing for glory would suffer from heat stroke. In fact there are many marathon runners who do get heat stroke, no matter how well prepared they are to fight it off.

We think the reason why many people don't look at heat strokes all too seriously is because they aren't well informed. We're here to change that though and give you enough information about heat strokes so that you can prepare yourself and make sure they never happen to you. Heat stroke occurs whenever the temperature in the body is elevated at dramatic levels and is a form of hypothermia. Heat strokes can be a fatal condition that if not treated properly and promptly could lead to some dangerous repercussions.

The key to treating heat stroke is cooling off the victim as soon as they heat stroke has happened. There are a few important measures that will prevent heat stroke from happening and they include constantly being hydrated, avoid doing anything physical like construction work outdoors on a hot, sunny and humid day and avoid playing sports in such weather. The groups that are most at risk of suffering from heat stroke are the elderly, athletes, infants and outdoor workers.

Using your head is the most important tool you have when combating heat strokes. If it's too hot outside then don't force yourself to go outside on a hot and humid day. If you can avoid the sun beating down on you it's best to just stay inside and read a book or look at your computer; tomorrow's another day.

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