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5 Things You Need to Know About Heat Exhaustion

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5 Things You Need to Know About Heat Exhaustion
A woman is drinking from a water bottle in the hot sun. Photo Credit AntonioGuillem/iStock/Getty Images

When you suffer from heat exhaustion, you'll begin sweating a great deal. This is your body's way of trying to cool your temperature, just like when you break a fever. Profuse sweating results in a loss of the salt, which, combined with the water loss, results in dehydration. You'll likely develop a headache from the dehydration and you may also have cramps, an upset stomach and a loss of energy. You could even be very weak and start to vomit. In extreme cases, you may even faint.

When you suffer from heat exhaustion, you'll begin sweating a great deal. This is your body's way of trying to cool your temperature, just like when you break a fever. Profuse sweating results in a loss of the salt, which, combined with the water loss, results in dehydration. You'll likely develop a headache from the dehydration and you may also have cramps, an upset stomach and a loss of energy. You could even be very weak and start to vomit. In extreme cases, you may even faint.

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