Heat stroke in athletes

When it's hot and the heat and 'associated with a certain level of humidity, who makes outdoor sports can 'run into the heat stroke.

The symptoms clearest of the classic heat stroke include no sweating, a very rapid heartbeat, confusion, dizziness, and often even coma.

In athletes but there is evidence of heat stroking a bit 'different called "stress?" In fact, in this case despite the inward temperature increases, the poor athlete continues to sweat. The internal temperatures become very high and take over altered mental status, confusion and clumsiness.

If nothing is done immediately with the cooling heat stroke can 'be fatal.

So pay attention to symptoms that herald the heat stroke, such as headache, weakness, dizziness and nausea. Immediately stop the activity 'physical and look for a place under the shade or cool.

Drink plenty of water and remove tight clothing. Wear light-colored because they 'do not attract heat. Do not make more hours in sport' hot, 11.00 to 14.00 more 'or less and avoid drinks such as caffeine and alcohol, which increase dehydration.

If heat stroke and 'already' in place should try to lower the body temperature by cooling the body from the outside or by spraying cold water on him, or making ice packs at places like the armpits, groin or neck.
heat stroke prevention athletes
The role of nutrition and hydration plays a key role in the prevention of heat stroke, so 'as are most' at risk certain activities' sports such as football, running, triathlon, 'cause they are often applied in times that are not recommended.

Athletes may have a limitation of performance in sports activities by 'peak hours' hot' cause sweating a lot can lose up to 2% of liquid.

It must be said that the obese and 'more' subject to heat stroke, in fact, the adipose tissue increases the production of heat.

I reiterate the importance of drinking, especially before a race, not waiting for the thirsty and that 'already' indicates a start of dehydration, and I invite you to read these two articles, the first on dehydration in athletes and the second on the importance Food.

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