Heat Exhaustion is downright horrible and Heat Stroke is life threatening.
It is best of course to stay out of the sun but this isn’t always enough for some of us! This morning in the sun just west of Brisbane it was 37.9ºc at 10:30am.
Sometime just being in a hot environment can cause heat absorption, also the body produces a lot of heat when there is increased activity but even, in this heat, that is not always a must. Especially for the very young, those who are pregnant & the older ones among us, but also for those working in an environment where there is lack of ventilation such as a shed or factory, not to mention those having to work outside or in protective clothing.
Some people may be affected quicker due to infection, or a viral illness, those taking medications that affect the way the body regulates the bodies heat or lack of hydration from a few possibilities such as alcohol (as this dehydrates the body) & lack of fluid intake. This is certainly not an extensive list, just some ideas!
Prevention is the key!
For the difference between Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke check out our blog post
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