Heatstroke is usually caused in the hot summer months by overexposure to sun or by excessive physical activity in hot weather conditions. It is also known as sunstroke. Sweating leads to dehydration when fluid intake is not balanced. is important to understand the cause of this and also know how to identify the signs and symptoms.
Symptoms of Heatstroke?
High body temperature (104 degrees Fahrenheit and above)
Nausea and vomiting
Dizziness and weakness
Rapid breathing and increased heart rate
Muscle cramps and abdominal cramps
Lack of sweat or sweating heavily
Everyone knows how uncomfortable the heatstroke can be when all you feel is dizziness, nausea, and your heart pumping aloud. If the heat has got to you, try these natural remedies to beat the heat.
1. Aam Panna
This most refreshing summer drink is prepared in almost every Indian household during summer. Considered as a summer health tonic, aam panna is made with raw mangoes and spices. It helps in keeping our body cool and prevents it from heat strokes.
2. Onion Juice
Onion should be your go-to thing in summers even if you are not suffering from heatstroke. Applying onion juice behind your ears and on the chest helps cools down your body by bringing the temperature down. Another way it helps is by roasting some raw onions with cumin and honey and have it.
3. Buttermilk or chaas
According to Ayurveda, drinking a glass of chaas or buttermilk is good for our body. Buttermilk is a good source of probiotics and prevents dehydration during summer. Add a glass of buttermilk in your daily diet to beat the heat.
4. Aloe Vera Juice
It aids digestion, gives relief from heartburn and soothes an upset stomach. Drinking one glass of aloe vera juice every day in this hot weather can also help you fight against heat strokes.
5. Coriander and Mint Leaves
These herbs are beneficial for the body in every way. In summers, treating yourself with the juice of coriander or mint leaves along with added sugar can keep you away from all the harmful attacks of the sun.
In very serious conditions, you should wet the patient’s hair and forehead with cool, icy water and contact to your doctor.