The men were Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis and all the cases were of heat exhaustion
, and they needed some rest before they were discharged.
However, if the heat exhaustion
continues and symptoms are not attended to promptly, heat exhaustion
will progress to heat stroke with the body temperature rising as high as 40 degrees," he warned.
If a person starts to experience any of the symptoms of heat exhaustion
or heatstroke, she said, it is essential they find a cool environment with air-conditioning in order to artificially reduce the body's temperature.
Dr Moborrak explained that being exposed directly to the sun is not the only cause of heat strokes as even otherwise, heat and humidity, which can cause a green glass effect, can also lead to heat exhaustion
Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Physician at Rashid Hospital said a person loses two litres of water by sweating every 24 hours, and when a person suffers from heat exhaustion
, they can lose 10 litres of water in less than 24 hours.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion
are heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or fainting," he added.
IS THE INABILITY TO CONTINUE WORKING OR EXERCISING BECAUSE OF EXPOSURE TO HEAT.
Some parents tend to leave their children unattended in vehicles parked outside under the sunlight without realising that the time that is required for anyone to get heat exhaustion
or heat stroke in the car is much faster than if the person is sitting outside in the sun," he said.
The heat safety awareness campaign, which included advice on how to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion
, or heat stroke, and the importance of staying well hydrated, was conducted by the Masdar City Health, Safety Department and Abu Dhabi Municipality and Mubadala Construction Management Services, said a statement.
Understand heat stress: There are three main types of heat stress--heat cramps, heat exhaustion
and heat stroke.
But while you may assume that heat exhaustion
and heat stroke are the main risks, a large study published online March 14 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) indicates that the heat may affect respiratory health too.
The most serious danger a heatwave posed was heat exhaustion
, heatstroke and sunburn, the announcement added.