Summer Heat Wave and Heat Stroke?

The summer heat wave that has been hovering over parts of the country is affecting everyone in my city.
I'm scared about my dad, he's not feeling well and I don't want him to get a heat stroke.
Should we see a doctor? I think it's the heat wave affecting him, this summer has been so hot.
What are the symptoms of a heat stroke? How can you prevent it so it doesn't happen to you?

asked by Stephanie in Weather | 3271 views | 07-22-2011 at 03:01 AM

A Heat Stroke is a medical emergency and can be fatal if not promptly and properly treated. Keep your dad hydrated all the time.
The heat stroke occurs when your body temperature reaches 104 F (40 C) or higher, then your body can't deal with it anymore and collapses.
This summer's temperatures have been unusually high and the heat wave is an inconvenience for many in my family too.
Young children and older adults are specially at high risk of heatstroke.
Symptoms of heat stroke can sometimes mimic those of heart attack. Dry skin and rapid pulse are the most common symptoms.

answered by Miles | 07-22-2011 at 03:02 AM

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