Signs and symptoms begin with symptoms of heat exhaustion and include
- dizziness and confusion,
- loss of appetite and feeling sick,
- excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin,
- cramps in the arms, legs and stomach, and
- being very thirsty.
These symptoms and signs can progress to those of heatstroke, involving seizures, confusion, and lethargy. With heatstroke, the body temperature can exceed 106 F (41 C) and sweating stops. Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition that requires emergency medical attention.
Causes of heatstroke
Prolonged exposure to high temperatures or physical exertion in high temperatures causes heatstroke.
Other heatstroke symptoms and signs
- Being Very Thirsty
- Cramps in the Arms, Legs and Stomach
- Dizziness and Confusion
- Excessive Sweating and Pale, Clammy Skin
- Loss of Appetite and Feeling Sick