Beating Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Causes and Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion 1 of 9

Heat exhaustion occurs when your body fails in its struggle to stay cool in excessive heat. On hot summer days, the evaporation of sweat is slowed by the increased moisture in the air. If you aren't actively working to keep your body cool, you will likely suffer from heat exhaustion.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion:  

  • Heavy sweating
  • Feeling weak or confused
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dark-colored urine