8 Signs You are in Danger of Heat Stroke

As we approach the high temperatures of summer time heat in the desserts of Arizona, it is important to keep in mind what those high temperatures are doing to human body and how to prevent heat stroke.

When your body stops cooling itself it gives off danger signals that you should be aware of and not ignore or it could have dire consequences. Children, older people and those with medical conditions are particularly at risk.

8 Signs You are in Danger of Heat Stroke

  1. Confusion
  2. Headaches
  3. Racing heart rate
  4. Dizziness
  5. Extreme thirst
  6. Vomiting
  7. Lack of sweat despite heat
  8. Rapid breathing
Problems of Summer Heat

Body Overheating

Drinking lots of water should be first and fore most on our minds. Most people do not drink enough water on a regular basis anyway but when the temperatures soar this simple act of drinking lots of water will prevent dehydration which is the number one reason of heat stroke.

What do you do if you think someone or even yourself might be suffering from a heat stroke.

  • Move them or yourself to a cooler location
  • Remove tight fitting clothing
  • Apply cold compresses
  • Fan them
  • Take lots of small sips of cool water
  • Call 911
Fix Heat Stroke

Problems of Summer Heat

How do you stay cool in Arizona?

  • Like we said before, drink lots of water
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing
  • Wear a hat outside
  • If you have to be outside, take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned building
  • Use a high-quality sunscreen and regularly reapply
  • Avoid Alcohol and caffeine
  • Rest and avoid strenuous exercise outside
Body Overheating

Cooling Stations

There are things called cooling stations trough out the state of Arizona that offer water and a place to cool down.

In Maricopa County and Phoenix: Go Here

Tucson: Go Here

Salvation Army also has many locations that will help called Red Shield Survival Squad Emergency Heat Relief Stations. To find them Go Here 

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