How to Reduce Body Heat
Overheating of the body is also called Hyperthermia and heat-related illness often occurs as a result of heat exposure.
Some of the Heat-related illnesses include:
Heat syncope (fainting)
Body temperature measures your body’s ability to generate and also get rid of heat. The normal human body temperature is about 98.6°F. It can also be slightly lower or higher. Hypothalamus and autonomic nervous system keep the body within a degree or two of normal temperature. There are few times when body heat rises. It is also known as heat stress. This also may be due to extreme heat, certain foods, or any other factors. Also, You probably know how much important it is to hydrate you with water when you suffer from heat stress. There are also many other ways to lower your body heat quickly. There are many home remedies which are easy and effective to beat the heat.
SYMPTOMS OF BODY HEAT:
There are many common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion. Most of them include:
Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
Muscle or abdominal cramps
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Some Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness may also vary based on the severity of the illness.
Some Heat rash symptoms: red bumps on the skin, a feeling of prickly or itchy skin.
Heat syncope or fainting symptoms: Dizziness, light-headedness, and fainting, which are generally due to prolonged exposure to heat, dehydration, orthostatic hypotension.
Some Heat cramps symptoms: Sweating, involuntary spasms of the muscles which most often affects the legs.
Symptoms of Heat exhaustion: Nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle cramps, weakness, and often profuse sweating.
Symptoms of Heatstroke: Dizziness, muscle cramps, and aches, nausea. Vomiting, fatigue, headache, weakness, confusion, and coma. Heat stroke is often a medical emergency.
CAUSES OF BODY HEAT:
Hyperthermia of the body occurs when the body can no longer release enough heat to maintain a normal temperature. Everybody has different coping mechanisms to get often rid of excess body heat, sweating, breathing, and increasing blood flow on the surface of the skin.
Usually when the outside environment is warmer than inside of the body, making it very difficult for the human body to release its heat. Body Temperature and many other early signs of heat stroke are the same as those for heat exhaustion.
Some common causes of heat stroke include:
fast, strong pulse or very weak pulse
fast, deep breathing
hot, red, wet, or dry skin
irritability or mood swings
lack of coordination
fainting or losing consciousness
A common condition that may also occur with severe heat stroke is known as “rhabdomyolysis.” This condition is when protein released from damaged skeletal muscle cells which causes kidney damage.
TREATMENTS OF HEAT LOSS:
A person must immediately stop whatever they are doing and quickly move to a shaded, cool place.
They should immediately seek medical attention if heat cramps last more than one hour after they have rested in a cool place for some time. Medical attention should also be promptly sought for general symptoms that do not seem to improve within 30 minutes of rest and care. Here are some Additional tips to treat mild to moderate hyperthermia, they include:
By sipping cool water or an electrolyte drink
By loosening or removing excess clothing
By lying down and trying to relax
By taking a cool bath or shower
By placing a wet cloth on the forehead
By running the wrists under cool water for 60 seconds
not resuming activity until symptoms have gone
By placing ice packs or compresses under the arms and groin
By using a fan to cool the skin
If symptoms of heart stroke persist, 911 must be called immediately or the individual must be taken to the emergency room. Other people will have to help if the individual with heat stroke if he/she is unconscious or very disorientated.
Here are some common Guidelines for treating heat stroke include:
By moving to a cool, shaded, well-ventilated area
By laying down
By loosening or removing excess clothing
By calling 911 or seeking medical attention
By not eating or drinking anything unless fully conscious
By taking a cool shower or bath
By using cool, wet cloths on the skin
When hyperthermia is combined with other factors, such as warm weather which also raises your body temperature and reduces its cability to release heat, it is common that exercise can increase the likelihood of overheating.
Though uncommon, hyperthermia can take place while one is resting, especially during extreme heat waves. When one is on certain medications, diets, and with some medical conditions, it is affected by hyperthermia even when they are at rest.
Some risk factors for hyperthermia which include:
blood pressure or circulation conditions
lung, kidney, and liver conditions
dehydration, especially chronic dehydration
sweat gland or sweating conditions
excessive alcohol intake
antipsychotics, and beta-blockers
a diet which includes low sodium or low salt diet