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Heat Stroke - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Heat Stroke in Urdu

جسم کا درجہ حرارت چالیس ڈگری سے بڑھ جانا ہیٹ سٹراک کہلاتا ہے۔ یہ حالت موسم گرما میں عام ہوتی ہے۔ زیادہ دیر تک سورج کی روشنی کا سامنا یا گرمی میں مشقت کرنا اس حالت کی وجہ بن سکتا ہے۔ اگر اس صورتحال میں فوری طبی توجہ حاصل نہ کی جائے تو سنگین نتائج سامنے آ سکتےہیں اور غعلت کی صورت میں مریض موت سے ہمکنار ہو سکتا ہے

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Summary about Heat Stroke in English

 Heatstroke is a condition caused by the overheating of the body, usually due to prolonged exposure or exercise at high temperatures. This more serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur when body temperature reaches 40 ° C or higher. The condition is more common in the summer months. According to the US National Library of Medicine, women have more sweat glands. Men's sweat glands are more active and make them sweat more. The more you sweat, the easier you can get dehydrated, which can lead to other health problems. 

Heatstroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heatstroke can quickly damage the brain, heart, kidneys, and muscles. The damage worsens with the delay of treatment, which increases the risk of serious complications or death. Symptoms of heatstroke may include

  • High body temperature
  • Dizziness
  • Mental changes
  • Nausea

It is treated by self-management techniques which can lower the body temperature immediately. Drinking plenty of water, cool food intake and water baths are recommended

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

  • a headache
  • dizziness and confusion
  • loss of appetite and feeling sick
  • excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin
  • cramps in the arms, legs, and stomach
  • fast breathing or pulse
  • the temperature of 38C or above
  • being very thirsty

Causes of Heat Stroke

Heatstroke is a condition caused by overheating of your body, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures.

Preventive Measures of Heat Stroke

  • Don’t wear any excess clothing. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
  • Don’t drink alcohol in excess.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while outside 
  • Use sunscreen and wear hats and sunglasses while outdoors.
  • Never leave anyone in a parked car.

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