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4. Heat Stroke Can Cause Cardiac Arrest.

When your body experiences heat stroke, it loses fluids and electrolytes at an alarming rate. A large amount of fluid loss can lead to low blood volume and dangerously low blood pressure. Electrolyte imbalance in the body causes irregularity in heart function, which can, in turn, cause cardiac arrest. On extremely hot and humid days, stay hydrated, minimize sun exposure, and keep strenuous activity to a minimum.

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