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Fun Fact July 21, 2020.

21 July 2020


It’s hot, dangerously hot.  Heatstroke is one very serious effect of excessive heat on the human body.  Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. Heatstroke can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher. The condition is most common in the summer months.

Heatstroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heatstroke can quickly damage your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. The damage worsens the longer treatment is delayed, increasing your risk of serious complications or death.  In addition to an elevated body temperature heatstroke symptoms include confusion, flushed skin, rapid breathing, racing heart rate, headache and little or no sweating.  If you suspect heatstroke call for help and cool the person down while waiting for help to arrive.