How to protect yourself from heat stroke

Heat stroke is a serious medical condition that can occur when the body's temperature-regulating mechanisms fail due to exposure to high temperatures & humidity. 

Drink plenty of water & other fluids to prevent dehydration. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, & sugary drinks, which can dehydrate you. 

Stay hydrated: 

Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible, especially during the hottest parts of the day. If you don't have air conditioning, take cool showers or baths, use a fan. 

Stay cool: 

Wear lightweight, light-colored, & loose-fitting clothing that allows your skin to breathe.

Dress appropriately: 

Avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day. If you must be outdoors, take frequent breaks in a shaded area or indoors, & wear a hat & sunscreen. 

Limit outdoor activities:

Learn  signs & symptoms of heat stroke, such as high body temperature, rapid heartbeat, headache, dizziness, nausea confusion. 

Know the signs:

Check on family, friends, & neighbors who may be at risk for heat-related illnesses, especially if they are elderly, have chronic medical conditions, or live alone.

Check on others: 

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