What's the difference between heat stress and heat stroke: What are the warning signs and how should you act?

طقس العرب GO 2021-06-29 2021-06-29T16:08:29Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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What's the difference between heat stress and heat stroke: What are the warning signs and how should you act?

Weather of Arabia - In the United States, health complications related to extreme heat kill more than 600 people each year, and this is more than the total number of victims of hurricanes, floods, lightning and other weather disasters.

 

The good news is that the health risks caused by extreme heat can be avoided, but it's important to identify warning signs and act quickly and appropriately when they arise.

 

 

What is the difference between heat stress and heat stroke?

Heat stress: It is a precursor to heat stroke and is a direct result of the high body temperature.

Symptoms of heat stress:

  • heavy sweating
  • rapid heartbeat
  • dizziness
  • Tired
  • Cold and moist skin
  • shudder
  • muscle cramps
  • Nausea and headache

These symptoms may develop over time or appear suddenly, especially during or after periods of prolonged exercise. And when heat stress is not treated, it may lead to heat stroke, which is considered the most dangerous disease associated with hot weather because it can lead to death.

 

Heatstroke: Heatstroke is avoided when the body temperature rises to 40 degrees Celsius or higher, and at this temperature, it can damage the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles, leading to serious complications or death, so medical attention should be sought immediately when heatstroke occurs .

 

Heat stroke symptoms:

  • high body temperature
  • Change in mental state or behavior
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • skin redness
  • rapid breathing
  • Rapid heartbeat.

 

In general, a person with heat stress sweats a lot, while in the case of heatstroke , the patient stops sweating and is completely dry, and this is a good general rule that helps differentiate them, but it is not always correct.

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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