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Signs And Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a common heat-related illness. It occurs when the body cannot cool itself properly due to extreme heat or high humidity. This leads to higher internal temperatures, which would cause many serious complications. If left untreated properly, the condition may result in serious health issues and damage to important organs in the body. Below are typical signs of heat exhaustion that you should know.

Heavy Sweating

When the temperature in the surroundings increases, it also leads to a rise in the internal temperature. Sweating is a natural mechanism of the body to cool itself and prevent heat shock. However, when the heat is too extreme or the humidity is too high, sweats cannot evaporate. This leads to excessive sweating that may make your clothing soaked or the whole body wet like doing heavy exercises. It is important to find a cool place or seek medical support immediately. Otherwise, the body temperature may rise to a dangerous level and cause serious damages to vital organs.  [1]