For us with MS it just adds a bit of challenge. Our freezer is full of ice packs Instead of food!🙄 The fridge is full of neck wraps ready to go! And water at the ready!
But, We STILL need to LISTEN TO OUR BODIES!
Heat Stroke can overtake you and me pretty quick!
So here are some things I found from the Mayo Clinic.
Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It's one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe.
So? Things to WATCH FOR...
1... Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat!
2... Heavy Sweating
6... Weak, rapid pulse
7... Low blood pressure when standing!
8... MUSCLE CRAMPS
If YOU Or Anyone Has Has these, the best thing to do is,
Stop all activity and rest
Move to a cooler place
Drink cool water or sports drinks
**Contact your doctor if your signs or symptoms worsen or if they don't improve within one hour. If you are with someone showing signs of heat exhaustion, seek immediate medical attention if he or she becomes confused or agitated, loses consciousness, or is unable to drink. You will need immediate cooling and urgent medical attention if your core body temperature (measured by a rectal thermometer) reaches 104 F (40 C) or higher.**
How do you stay cool?