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Heat stroke is the result of advanced heat exhaustion. This is a dire condition that can result in death and must be avoided.

Contributing Factors
  • Extreme heat and direct sunlight
  • Humidity
  • Dehydration
  • Strenuous exercise or enclosed spaces in warm weather
Symptoms
  • Dry, hot, and flushed skin
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Shallow breathing
  • High temperature
Prevention
  • Wear light, loose clothing.
  • Wear wide-brimmed hats, vented if possible.
  • Drink plenty of liquids