During hot-weather exercise

Watch for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness that can cause heat stroke If you ignore these symptoms, your condition can worsen, resulting in a medical emergency.

Common Signs of Heat Stroke

Pay attention to these warning signs

  • Muscle cramps.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Weakness.
  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Confusion.

If you develop any of these symptoms, you must lower your body temperature and get hydrated. Stop exercising immediately and get out of the heat. If possible, have someone stay with you who can help monitor your condition. Remove extra clothing or sports equipment. Drink fluids — water or a sports drink. If possible, fan your body or wet down your body with cool water. If you don’t feel better within 30 minutes, contact your doctor. If you have signs of heatstroke, seek immediate medical help.

Once you’ve had heat stroke, you’re at a higher risk of getting a heat illness again. Get cleared by your doctor before you return to exercise if you’ve had heatstroke.

Article Source: Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather.

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