Heat Stroke (Risks, Symptoms, Preventions and Treatment)

Heat stroke is an illness marked by elevation in body temperature usually as a result of prolong exposure to high temperature. Heat stroke results in body temperature greater than 40°C  or higher. The condition is most common in summer months and is the most serious heat-related-illness. It can quickly damage multiple organs that include the Brain, Lungs, Liver, Digestive tract, Muscles, Circulatory system and Kidneys.

Effective Persons:

  • Children
  • Sportsmen
  • Senior
  • Labour

Sign & Symptoms:

  • No sweating
  • Heat, red dry skin
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Extreme thirst
  • Dizziness
  • Unconsciousness


  • Avoid direct heat exposure
  • Drink plenty of water and juices
  • Shower with cold water
  • Avoid hot drinks
  • Consult Doctor in emergency


Treatment of Heat stroke includes:

  • Quick bath of cold water
  • Medications to stop shivering
  • Use of cooling blankets and ice
  • Dissipation cooling procedure is effective

Heat Stroke Risks, Symptoms, Preventions and Treatment