Seeking cooler places such as an air-conditioned building even for a few hours is one of the best ways of preventing heat exhaustion. Fans alone are not adequate enought o fight heat and humidity.
Drinking plenty of fluids will keep one hydrated and will help the body sweat and maintain a normal body temperaure.
7 Risks and Complications
There are certain risk factors that increase the development of heat exhaustion.
Infants and children younger than 4 and adults older than 65 are more probable of having heat exhaustion. The body's ability to regulate body temperature is not fully developed in infants and may be reduced by illness.
There are certain drugs that affect the body's ability to stay hydrated and make an appropriate response to heat, this includes the medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems (beta blockers and diuretics, other drugs which reduce allergy symptoms (antihistamines), calming drugs (tranquilizers) or reduce psychiatric symptoms such as delusions (antipsychotics).
Some illegal drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines are capable of increasing core temperature.
Obesity is also among the risk factors, this condition disturbs the body's ability to regulate it temperature.
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