It is easy to heat up in hot weather.
Heat exhaustion isn't usually dangerous, but heatstroke is an emergency that must be treated.
Here are some things to look out for and what you can do.
Heat exhaustion is when your body becomes too hot and struggles to regulate or cope.
Anyone can get it, even fit and healthy people. It is especially common for those who have been exercising in extreme temperatures or have been drinking in the sun all day. It can happen quickly or slowly over several hours.
Your body will send you signals to slow down.
Excessive sweating and feeling hot and unwell are two signs that you should look out for.
Some other symptoms include:
Young children who are not able to communicate their feelings clearly may feel floppy or sleepy.
Heatstroke can occur from heat exhaustion. Seek immediate medical attention.
These are the signs you should be looking for and take immediate action.
Young infants and older adults, as well people with chronic health conditions, are especially at risk.
Although the body can regulate its temperature well in young people, it may not be fully developed in older people. Obesity or overweight can also make it more difficult to cool down.
Heat exhaustion is a condition that causes heat stroke.
Keep following them until they get better.
Within 30 minutes, they should feel more comfortable and start to cool off. Seek help if you are unsure.