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Be Aware of Heat Stroke!

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

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It is that time of year again where the temperatures are going through the roof. SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch would like you to be aware of the symptoms of possibly coming down with heat stroke.

Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system. The medical definition of heat stroke is a core body temperature greater than 104 degrees Fahrenheit, with complications involving the central nervous system that occur after exposure to high temperatures. Other common symptoms include nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation, and sometimes loss of consciousness or coma.

The hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. But fainting may be the first sign.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Lack of sweating despite the heat
  • Red, hot, and dry skin
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Be careful in this summer heat.
  • If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about our services, please contact SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.
  •  Source: webmd

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