There are more than 30 million people at risk of extreme temperature. Dr. David Samadi explains how to distinguish between heat exhaustion & heat stroke in order to stay safe in extreme temperatures.
When the temperature gets upwards of 90 °F Dr. Samadi states people have to be very careful going outside. When the core body temperature reaches 103 °F people experience heat exhaustion.
The main symptoms of heat exhaustion are:
• Slower heart beat
• Body feels as if it’s getting hot
When the core body temperature reaches 105 °F people experience heat stroke. The body gets over exhausted & the body is depleted of fluids.
The main symptoms of heat stroke are:
• Lack of sweating
• Muscle cramp
• Nausea & vomiting
• Rapid heart beat
If someone is experiencing heat stroke Dr. David Samadi suggests getting out of the heat immediately. The body temperature can be reduced by consuming cold fluids & having a cold shower.
After 15 minutes if the situation does not improve call 911 & seek assistance.
Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologic oncologist trained in open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostate surgery. He is chairman of urology, chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a medical correspondent for the Fox News Channel’s Medical A-Team Learn more at roboticoncology.com. Visit Dr. Samadi’s blog at SamadiMD.com. Follow Dr. Samadi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.