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Heat Stroke

Postby Surgeonsoul on Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:50 pm

The US Open Tennis tournament should be renamed heat stroke central. Many have fallen victim to it this year, no one was immune to the stiffling heat and will continue until they put roofs over the stadiums in 2 years from now. The latest victim was hit the hardest and should remind all it's a danger to everyone, not to be taken lightly. Peng Shuai collapsed on court from the heat and cramping and had to be helped off the court. She came back on, but she collapsed a second time and this time could not get up, she needed a wheelchair to get off the court. Reports say she will be fine, but a reminder to all that are in the hot weather to take precautions and take the warning signs seriously.

Caroline Wozniacki reached her second US Open final after China's Peng Shuai had to retire in stifling conditions.

The Dane was leading 7-6 (7-1) 4-3 when Peng began holding her leg in pain, and was then helped off the court for medical attention. Peng returned 10 minutes later but could complete only five points before collapsing once again in the heat.


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/29089164

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Signs of heat stroke - Mayo Clinic offers a few pages of information on the subject. You don't have to be an athlete to have a heat related illness.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-cond ... n-20032814

Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher.

Heatstroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heatstroke can quickly damage your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. The damage worsens the longer treatment is delayed, increasing your risk of serious complications or death.


Heatstroke symptoms include:

High body temperature. A body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher is the main sign of heatstroke.
Altered mental state or behavior. Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma can all result from heatstroke.
Alteration in sweating. In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel moist.
Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
Racing heart rate. Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
Headache. Your head may throb.
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:34 pm

Are tennis players allowed to have salt and sugar provided to mix into their water bottles? The electrolytes in their bodies take a dive during sweaty play.
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby trailblaze on Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:12 pm

Ciel - I came across a quiz on the subject of hydration and how much we may or may not know. Worth taking the quiz:

Water Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydration? After you make your choice on each question, click Continue to see if you were right or wrong and then it moves you to the next question. I got 9 out of 15, but it's good information to have.

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/r ... -hydration
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby deja vu on Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:29 pm

Excellent quiz.

I managed 11 out of 15, 73%.
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:12 pm

While hot weather remains in parts of North America, it is very advisable to learn of the required hydration needs that will impact your body during exercise and afterwards. Also, the US Open game break earlier this week benefitted both players in seeking some relief from the heat during their match.

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2014/09/%20...%20-u-s-open/ The game break during match

http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/S%20...%20te_Losses/ What the US Tennis Association recommends for hydration needs

http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/HSmart/hydrate.cfm Why hydration is important and how the heart is affected during heat/exercise
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby manga2read on Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:32 pm

Quiz 13 out of 15. I have read that just like drinking too much Diet Coke daily leads to heart problems, too much water drinking can cause heart problems too. Hard to remember how much to drink and when. While the advice is to keep exercise easier in muggy weather, I don't think marathoners slack off in training because in a real race, getting a good completion time better than the others prevails even in hot days. No one's going to say-hey the forecast is for a hot one, run half as fast in the race.
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby 123duyusee on Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:53 pm

Hot court action? My thinking runs towards cold beer and snack foods under a patio umbrella. Won't be sitting courtside in expensive and hot seats for tennis. Neighbourhood restaurant might see me if I'm willing to pay for the air-conditioned comfort of indoors and big screen tv viewing.
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:25 pm

Even elephants can suffer or die from the heat. In Vietnam, a working elephant carrying tourists had a heart attack due to the hot conditions of the day.

The death of an elephant trained to carry tourists to the Cambodian landmark Angkor Wat has fueled an online backlash against the practice of elephant riding.

Sambo died after carrying two passengers, one at a time, in between temples. The trip had lasted 40 minutes.

“After our veterinarian checked . . . we concluded that she died of heart attack due to high temperatures and lack of wind,” Oan Kiri, the manager of Angkor Elephant Company, told the Phnom Phen Post.

The temperature in the area on Friday was a record high of 40 C.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/she-died-of-heart-attack-elephant-collapses-and-dies-after-carrying-tourists-in-cambodias-angkor-wat

Was the elephant's minder ensuring water breaks for the elephant during the day?
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Re: Heat Stroke

Postby deja vu on Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:25 pm

Summer is closing in, so it's reminder time -

Temperatures are beginning to soar for much of the country as the summer of 2017 begins in earnest, often feeling much
hotter with the humidity. When it is this hideously hot, it's usually a good idea to treat the risks with respect, and
steps to protect yourself.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/ ... ody/51464/
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