Heat Exhaustion Treatment

In the hot summer months, it is important to stay hydrated – especially when you are out in the sun. Because of perspiration, the body can lose water rapidly, along with valuable electrolytes. This can lead to overheating of the body and some potentially severe symptoms may be manifested – possibly even becoming fatal. When they become evident, getting heat exhaustion treatment 11214 quickly is important.

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

As the amount of water in your body becomes less, it means that it can no longer keep itself cool – and your body temperature starts to rise. The symptoms that occur from heat exhaustion may occur suddenly or they may become more severe over time. Symptoms include:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Cool but moist skin with goosebumps
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling faint
  • A weak but rapid pulse
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Low blood pressure when standing

The Causes of Heat Exhaustion

There are two causes of heat exhaustion. The first cause is from a lack of water, which results in thicker blood. This makes it harder for the body to remove or regulate heat. The second cause is from a lack of salt (electrolytes). The salt in your body enables you to sweat more, and a lack of it means your body will retain more of its heat, causing your overall body temperature to rise. This will occur even if the skin temperature feels cool.

Other problems can also cause this condition. You are more prone to heat exhaustion if you:

  • Have diabetes, liver, or kidney conditions
  • Are doing strenuous physical work or exercise
  • Have heavy or long term abuse of alcohol
  • Drug abuse
  • Use tobacco or smoke
  • Are overweight
  • Some medications can promote dehydration
  • Have heart disease or high blood pressure
  • Are under the age of four or over 65.

Home Treatment

When these symptoms are seen, you need to take immediate action to prevent further problems. Heat exhaustion is the first of three problems that are caused by it, but without heat exhaustion treatment 11214 it can lead to heatstroke – which can be fatal.

The following steps can be taken at home to help alleviate the symptoms. You should:

  • Loosen tight clothing and remove heavy clothing
  • Drink water or one with electrolytes (a sports drink)
  • Move to a shaded area out of the sun – or move inside
  • Take a cool shower or bath, or spray cool water on the person
  • Apply ice packs or cold wet towels to your body – especially to your forehead, back of the neck, or under your arms.

If these tips do not relieve the symptoms within an hour, seek emergency treatment right away.

How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

You can take several steps to prevent heat exhaustion. You can:

  • Stay inside a cool building during the hottest part of the day
  • Wear light-colored clothing – and lightweight
  • Wear a hat to help reduce direct sunlight exposure
  • Stay hydrated by keeping water with you and drinking it frequently.
  • Do not leave children in hot cars.

The Quality First Urgent Care clinic in Brooklyn provides heat exhaustion treatment 11214 when needed. Our doctors treat patients of all ages and we treat each one quickly. There is very little waiting time. All of our doctors are friendly and Board-certified.


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