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How to Prevent Heatstroke

Watch more First Aid: When Nature Attacks videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to prevent heatstroke using these helpful tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Call a physician if heatstroke is suspected. Step 1: Recognize what leads to heatstroke Recognize that heatstroke may occur when one's body is exposed to high temperatures or a person undertakes strenuous activity in a hot environment. Step 2: Treat heat cramps and exhaustion Treat heat cramps and heat exhaustion, which left untreated may lead to heat strokes. Tip Ask your doctor whether your prescribed medications increase heatstroke risk. Step 3: Wear loose clothing Wear loose, lightweight clothing to help your body stay cool when exposed to hot conditions. Step 4: Find a cool spot Find a cool spot, like an air-conditioned building, where you are able to remain comfortable until outdoor temperatures return to normal. Tip Air-conditioned movie theaters, malls, and libraries are good places to stay cool. Step 5: Drink fluids Drink water or electrolyte sport drinks to stay hydrated, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, which may increase dehydration. Step 6: Avoid hot cars Avoid sitting in hot cars -- temperatures inside closed vehicles rise quickly, increasing the risk of heat stroke. Step 7: Avoid strenuous exercise Avoid strenuous exercise during heat spells, or schedule activities for the cooler morning and evening hours. It will go a long way in preventing heatstroke and your body will thank you. Did You Know? Children are at higher risk for heatstroke because their body temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster than an adult's body temperature.
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