What are the treatments for Heat Exhaustion?

The main cause of heat exhaustion is failure of the body's cooling mechanism (mainly evaporative sweating) to maintain a normal core body temperature, resulting in the body overheating. This can occur in adults, children and animals (dogs and cats, for example). Factors that can contribute to heat exhaustion include
  • strenuous work or exercise in a warm or hot environment,
  • dehydration,
  • alcohol intake, and
  • wearing clothing that inhibits evaporative cooling of the body.
The elderly and children under 5 years of age are at higher risk for developing heat exhaustion.

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