Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Posted date: 15-July-2019

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur when you are surfing, in the hot sun and in hot climates.

 

When your body heats up, it may not cool itself effectively. Your body normally cools down as sweat evaporates.  However, in humid climates, evaporation of sweat is slower due to the amount of moisture in the air. 

Symptoms of heat exhaustion

include:

 

Symptoms of heat stroke

include:

  • warm pink skin
  • sweating
  • vomiting
  • cramps
  • confusion
  • headaches

 

 

  • hot dry pale skin
  • not sweating
  • sudden collapse
  • aggressiveness
  • restlessness
  • having a fit

 

If you have any of these symptoms, get into the shade or a cool place, cool yourself with water or fanning, drink water and seek medical aid, if necessary.

 


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