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  • Writer's pictureAnustup Kundu

Beat the Heat: Remain Cool and Safe with These Crucial Pointers to Avoid and Identify Heat Stroke

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Heat stroke is a serious heat-related illness that is more likely to occur as temperatures rise. Heat stroke is characterised by a dangerously high body temperature, frequently more than 104°F (40°C), along with other symptoms like dry, hot skin, fast heartbeat, and dizziness. It happens when the body's built-in cooling systems are unable to effectively control body temperature in hot, muggy weather. To combat heat stroke, Dr. Subhasish Ghosh, Consultant General Medicine at Desun Hospital, stresses the significance of awareness and preventive measures. It is essential to recognise the warning signs and symptoms of heat stroke to act quickly. These can include fever above 103°F (39.4°C), fast heartbeat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness or disorientation, and hot, dry skin after perspiration stops. By quickly recognising these signs, people can get the help they need to lessen the potentially dangerous effects of heat stroke. Prevention Strategies: To reduce the risk of heat stroke, it is essential to give priority to preventive measures. We strongly advise people to: Stay hydrated by consuming lots of water throughout the day, Wear clothing that is airy and light, and when you are outside, look for shade. Avoid doing heavy activities when it's the hottest outside. Never leave anyone unattended in a parked car, including children, pets, or other people. Make sure vulnerable groups—like the elderly and people with long-term medical conditions—are kept cool and well-hydrated by checking on them regularly. If heat stroke is suspected, immediate medical attention is required. Get in touch with emergency services right away, then move the affected person to a cooler, shaded area. They should begin attempting to reduce their body temperature by using methods like dousing them in cool water or dressing them in damp clothes. Careful observation of their state is necessary to guarantee the best possible treatment and handling of the circumstances until trained medical help can be summoned.

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