Body temperature regulation is one of the most important thing a person can do when it comes to be outdoors. The body must maintain a constant core temperature of 98.7° F in order to function at peak performance. A rapid rise or fall in this core temperature can result in very serious consequences.
Hyperthermia (the condition of having a body temperature greatly above normal) is a very serious and potentially life threatening situation. When the body temperature rises two serious conditions can be experienced; heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Both of these conditions can lead to irreversible damage and in the case of heat stroke, possible death.
Knowing what to do to not only prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke but it is equally important to know how to deal with the symptoms when and if they appear. This is most important if you find yourself far away from any modern medical clinic.
Benefits of knowing how to deal with heat stress
● Equips the reader with valuable information
● Tips on preventing hyperthermia
● Tips on treating a person that is showing signs of heat exhaustion
● Tips on treating a person that is showing signs of heat stroke
● Quickest response will prevent irreversible damage
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