- A heat stress disorder can occur from these three things: temperatures over 90 degrees, sun exposure, or high humidity.
- Heat stress naturally leads to two other disorders - heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Heat exhaustion happens when someone sweats too much and does not drink enough fluids and/or take in enough salt.
- Symptoms of heat exhaustion - Fatigue, sweating, nausea, slightly elevated body temperature, pale and clammy skin that may be flushed
- With heat stroke, the body can no longer maintain its core temperature, sweating stops, and the body temperature rises.
- Symptoms of heat stroke - Cramps, muscle spasms, prickly heat, and fainting
The definition of heat stress is when your body can no longer regulate your temperature and you become too hot.
Facts About Heat Stress
An example of heat stress is heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and milder conditions like heat cramps.