What Happens with your Body and Brain, when it’s Extremely Hot?

The human body adjusts very well to the hot weather, although firstly we do not seem as it is. However, we should be careful and not to stay long to the sun. When we are exposed to high temperature and we fell overheat, then strange reactions start to happen in the body and the brain.

If you enter to a warmed room, your skin starts to get warm and to send signals to the brain. Your brain starts to send more blood of  the surface in order to release the heat.

Our body always produces more heat, and it can cool by itself. The brain will tell the body to start sweating in order to release the heat.

What is heat exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion happens when your body gets too hot. It can be caused by physical exercise or hot weather. You may experience:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Feeling weak and/or confused
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dark-colored urine, which indicates dehydration

Symptoms of heatstroke

  • High fever (104°F or higher)
  • Severe headache
  • Dizziness and feeling light-headed
  • A flushed or red appearance to the skin
  • Lack of sweating
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fast breathing
  • Feeling confused, anxious or disoriented
  • Seizures

When our body will overheat and cannot regulate the temperature itself, then it comes to heatstroke. We will feel dizzy, confusion and weakness. We cannot focus and even we will start to throw up.Also, you may feel cramps in the muscles. If it comes to overheat, then we risk damaging a certain organ or the same will stop working. This is like the organs have been boiled. The overheat can lead to permanent damages or even death.

Check out this infographic:

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Also, check out the following educational video:

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