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The Recent Tragic Discovery Of Dead, Dying And Injured Undocumented Immigrants, Who Had Made The

The recent tragic discovery of dead, dying and injured undocumented immigrants, who had made the journey from Mexico to Texas crammed in the back of a sweltering metal tractor-trailer, raises many questions about heat stroke. Then what is heat stroke?

Heat stroke occurs when your core body temperature rises above 104°F (40°C) while you also experience profound changes in brain function -- alterations in consciousness or mental status. These two circumstances are also usually associated with profound cardiovascular side effects of low blood pressure and elevated heart rate. A person are at risk for permanent brain, heart and kidney damage and are at risk for death since heat stroke is potentially fatal. Heat stroke may also be referred to as hyperthermia and heat illness.

Heatstroke signs and symptoms include:

👉High body temperature. A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher, obtained with a rectal thermometer, is the main sign of heatstroke.
👉Altered mental state or behavior. Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma can all result from heatstroke.
👉Alteration in sweating. In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by 👉strenuous exercise, your skin may feel dry or slightly moist.
👉Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
👉Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
👉Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
👉Racing heart rate. Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
👉Headache. Your head may throb.

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