Heat stroke is a condition when the body's temperature control goes out of control. This result in high body temperature and causes a person to falls unconscious. Heat stroke happens when the body temperature goes high consequently causing dehydration. First aid can help a suffering person to recover from heat stroke. Heat stroke is also called as sun stroke and normally happens in regions of high temperature.
Categories of people who suffer from heat stroke include - aged population above 65 years, children below 4 years and athletes like runners and triathletes. Heat stroke happens when there is high temperature outside and less air circulation inside the homes. Such episodes can increase the body temperature resulting in heat stroke. It may cause nausea, confusion, disorientation and unconsciousness.
Heat stroke treatment can be in the form of ice packs applied to the neck, joints, armpits and groins. These areas are places where there is high blood circulation and placing ice packs can control the body's temperature. Proper air circulation should be available to allow the patient to breathe.
Heat stroke is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical intervention as it can be fatal or cause serious brain damage. It may be a progression of mild heat cramps, heat syncope or heat exhaustion. Consultation with a general physician for people experiencing such symptoms of heat stroke is necessary to avoid a major heat stroke.
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