Advertisement

With warm weather bearing down on much of the world due to rising temperatures and climate change, it's no wonder that meteorologists and physicians alike are often warning people about the danger of too much heat exposure. Precautions are taken to protect children, the elderly, and animals from the dangers of extreme weather. Exposure to excessive heat can cause heat exhaustion, which can lead to serious health concerns.

Advertisement

1. What is Heat Exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion is a series of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to temperatures outside the body's comfort zone, usually during physical exertion. Heat exhaustion is one of three stages of heat illness: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and finally heat stroke. Heat exhaustion can also happen when someone is not exercising but simply in high heat for a long period, such as during tanning or while gardening.

milan2099 / Getty Images
Advertisement

More on Facty Health

Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.