Heat exhaustion is a condition resulting from the loss of fluid and salt, usually through excessive sweating. Heatstroke generally occurs rapidly when the brain's temperature regulator fails to work effectively. This tends to occur when the casualty has been in a very hot environment or has a fever caused by a condition such as malaria.
Heat exhaustion is very similar to shock in that fluid is being lost from the body. It most commonly occurs when a person has been exercising and not replacing fluid content: cyclists and joggers are common sufferers from the condition.
Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion
In heatstroke, the body becomes very hot very quickly and this condition can be fatal. The signs and symptoms are very similar to those of a stroke.
Signs and symptoms
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