Do you know what the signs of heat stroke are in motocross?
Do you know what the signs of heat stroke in motocross are?
Knowing what the symptoms of heat stroke are could save your life.
A recent event at the last national has really motivated me to spread this information to as many of my fellow motocross riders as possible.
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Heat stroke can put your life in danger in just a matter of minutes.
Read it’s symptoms here. Know the warning signs.
Heatstroke symptoms include:
- High body temperature. A body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher is the main sign of heatstroke.
- A lack of sweating. In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin usually feels moist.
- Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
- Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
- Racing heart rate and strong pulse (tachycardia). Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
- Headache. You may experience a throbbing headache.
- Neurological symptoms. You may have seizures, lose consciousness, slip into a coma, hallucinate, or have difficulty speaking or understanding what others are saying.
- Muscle cramps or weakness. Your muscles may feel tender or cramped in the early stages of heatstroke, but may later go rigid or limp.
When to see a doctor
If you think you have heat cramps or the beginning signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, first try to cool yourself and replenish your water and salt levels. If your condition has progressed past heat cramps and heat exhaustion and you feel any of the symptoms of heatstroke, seek immediate medical attention.
Please share this info with as many people as possible. Prevent a tragedy today.
- Preventing Heat Stroke in Kids (everydayhealth.com)
- Kids are more prone to this than adults.