- Heatstroke is caused by your body overheating
- An untreated heatstroke can damage your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles
According to the Mayo Clinic, heatstroke is "usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures". That means that if you spend a large amount of time outside in the hot, humid weather or are exercising/working in the hot weather, you are at risk.
There are some warning signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for:
- High body temperature
- Altered mental state or behavior
- Alteration in sweating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flushed skin
- Rapid breathing
- Racing heart rate
Knowing those symptoms can help you keep an eye out for yourself and others around you during the heat.
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