The summer heat can be brutal which makes air condtioning and other indoor cooling solutions a must. Still, if our HVAC system is old or problematic, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves without air coditioning or even water. Further, even if your HVAC system is reliable, simply being outside in the summer heat will increase your likelihood of heat stroke.
JM Heating and Cooling wants to ensure you and your family stay comfortable and temperate. Consequently, this article will share five signs of heatstroke.
Dark Colored Urine
Dark colored urine is arguably the first symptom of heatstroke and dehydration. If you notice your urine is a dark yellow, almost brown — find a cool area to sit and drink water. Even if this is your only symptom of heatstroke, it’s important to treat it early in order to prevent further symptoms.
Headache is a primary symptom of dehydration. If your urine is dark and your head hurts — drink water. Consuming an adequate amount of water is the best way to combat dehydration and staying well. If you find it difficult to keep your fluids up — try carrying a water bottle or drinking fruit infused water.
Nausea, Dizziness, and Stomach Cramps
In overall feeling of nausea and abdominal discomfort is associated with dehydration and heat stroke. As mentioned, above it’s important to treat this symptom by drinking plenty of fluids and getting rest. If possible, find a cool room with AC.
A rapid heartbeat is a sign of severe heat stroke. This symptom can be treated with our previous suggestions, but you may also want to seek medical attention. We encourage you to treat your symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke, before experiencing this symptom.
Similar to a rapid heartbeat, confusion is associated with severe heatstroke. It’s important to treat this symptom immediately. Keep your HVAC system and appliances maintained and cared for so you have the tools need to prevent heat stroke. Prevention is the best way to prevent the unpleasant experience of dehydration and heat stroke.
It is our hope this article will allow you to treat the early symptoms of heat stroke before becoming too dehydrated. At JM Heating and Cooling, which strive to provide unparalleled advice on all things heating and cooling, If your HVAC system is in need of a repair, give us a call: (303) 434-0115. Our team of certified techenians are happy to work with you!
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