Health - Wellness
Signs Your Body Is Starting
To Overheat
By CIARA LUCAS
Signs you are starting to overheat can include sweating profusely, heat rash, dizziness, and muscle cramps. Dr. Troy Madsen, an emergency physician, says, "So this is when you start to feel very hot, maybe you feel lightheaded, a little bit nauseous, maybe a headache. This is when your body is overheating, your body temperature is rising."
The first priority is to cool down your body's temperature, which you can do by finding a location that provides shade, sitting in an air-conditioned building, placing a cool compress on your forehead, or taking a cool shower or bath. You should also loosen your clothes and place cool, wet cloths on your body.
The next step is rehydrating and replenishing with fluids like water or a sports drink with electrolytes and allowing your body to rest and reset before exposing it to high temperatures again. If you start vomiting, or your symptoms get worse or do not improve after an hour of taking the appropriate steps, it is time to seek help from a medical professional.