With the high summer having rolled in, so have the myriad health risks associated with the heat of our tropical country. Among the most serious, but unfortunately most common, is heat exhaustion.
Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat illness, and is a medical emergency. It can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. When undergoing a heat stroke, the body overheats and can’t cool down by sweating because of dehydration. The risk of getting a heat stroke increases during hot and humid weather, especially if you are engaged in physical activity, are dehydrated, or have been directly exposed to the sun for too long.
We’ve created a handy infographic for you to assess symptoms; it includes prevention guidelines and first aid tips as well.