Who's at risk for heat exhaustion?
Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high blood pressure, and people working or exercising in a hot environment.
Warning signs of heat exhaustion
The warning signs of heat exhaustion include the following:
- Heavy sweating
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea or vomiting
Seek medical attention immediately if any of the following occurs:
- Symptoms are severe
- The victim has heart problems or high blood pressure
What to do if someone has heat exhaustion
Cooling measures that may be effective include the following:
- Drinking cool, nonalcoholic beverages
- Taking a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath
- Staying in an air-conditioned environment
- Wearing lightweight clothing