Heat Stroke: A Silent Killer, Part One

Heat stroke is extremely dangerous. It can lead to death within hours and even within minutes. Our bodies' mechanisms contain their own cooling system but when the cooling system is affected then that's when the human body can overheat.

Exercising without drinking enough water can lead into feeling fatigue and exhausted, which can quickly escalate into having painful heat cramps. It does not take much to become vulnerable to heat exhaustion or worse, becoming a heat stroke victim. Just standing outside under a heat wave with extreme high temperatures can make you fall over and hit the floor. So drinking plenty of water is not only important during the time of exercise but also throughout the entire day.

Find out more on how the body remains cool and how hot your body can get when heat stroke attacks.

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