Seniors, elderly and small children are most susceptible to overheating. The symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke include excessive sweating, pale and clammy skin, fainting and vomiting. Heat stroke is a true medical emergency; any delay in treatment can be fatal. The best way to prevent this condition is to stay cool. If a person is dehydrated and cannot sweat enough to cool their body, their internal temperature may rise to dangerously high levels, eventually causing heat stroke.
Sweat is your body’s main defense for reducing extra heat. If blood is flowing properly, extra heat from the core of your body is “pumped” to the skin and removed by sweat evaporation. If you don’t sweat, you cannot rid your body of extra heat. If you are dehydrated you won’t sweat. So it is very in important to stay hydrated by continually replacing fluids especially when it is warm outside. The preventive measures that should be taken to protect your body from overheating are as follows: