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Written by Deepika Wadhwa   

 Heat stroke is life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Heat stroke is a condition in which body is unable to regulate heat. Usually it kills 10% of its victims. Hindi-loo, Punjabi-loo, Sanskrit-Prakshalan, most of the people have heard the term ‘heat stroke’ but many cannot identify the signs symptoms and treatment required for heat stroke victims.

 Features of Heat Stroke

Hot & dry skin
Flushed or purple skin colour
No sweating
Hyper ventilation
Loss of consciousness
Lethargy
Rapid & bounding pulse
Raised body temp (40ºC/130°F or above)
Cause of Heat Stroke 
Exposure to excessive heat or high air temp.
Over exercising, especially in summer Season
Drinking too much alcohol, tea, sodas, coffee, etc.
Vulnerables
Children
Elderly people
People suffering with heart disease
Diabetics
Alcoholics
 
How to Manage heat stroke?
Immediately take the patient to hospitals. However use the following emergency, preventive measures.
Removes the cloths/cover the body with wet sheet
Immerse the body in cold water/cold sponging
Cooling the head & neck becomes the priority
Rub the limbs with ice-cubes
Massage the extremities
If the person is conscious, provide water to drink
Check the temp, every 10 minutes and continue the management till the body temp. Falls to 101.3°F.
How to Prevent heat stroke?
Limit your exposure to sunlight
Wear a hat or cap during exposure to sunlight
Drink plenty of water during summer season.
Drink water before and after exercising
Open windows, use a fan to improve indoor circulation
Wear light weight and loosely fitted clothes in hot weather
Eat light and small meals
Limit alcohol intake in hot weather
Avoid vigorous and strenuous activity during hot or humid weather especially during the middle of the day.
 
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DAV's Ayurveda for Holistic Health
ISSN 2348-6910 Volume - 1 , Issue: 28 , September 2015

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