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|07-13-2011, 10:01 AM||#1|
Middle Aged Teenager
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Between a rock and a hard place
that time again.
Well its that time again. Yup, summer is here and a little bit warm out. Now doing crotch-pot cooking is gonna happen, we all know this. But at the request of a friend of mine, I'm posting this. It's been a year since I lost my good friend when he went down due to one thing, dehydration. He was leaving the army base on his way home, fully geared with reflective vest, rush hour traffic and doing 35 mph when he fell off his bike. The unfortunate thing is when he fell off, he was on a very high over pass and fell close to 80 feet. It's a sad story. Now I must stress that I am not tellling anyone what thy should or should not do, but I highly recommend buying a camelback. Walmart has them for $20. On long rides, I have yet to have anyone tell me no I can not fill it up with water when I make stops.
Remember the signs of over heating. And if you start having them, pull off the dam road and get in some shade. I've even had a state trooper in Louisiana escort me on the shoulder in grid lock to an exit before because I asked him to.
Thus endeth my public service announcement. Everyone stay safe, have fun, and be smart
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|07-13-2011, 10:03 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: 3rd planet from the sun
Experience: 6 years
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sry for your loss. good looking out on dehydration.....
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|07-13-2011, 10:04 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Thanks man, good words! Sucks about your friend though.
SBN blade specialist.
|07-13-2011, 10:58 AM||#6|
Dont be That Guy.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Buna, TX
I'm sorry about your loss. A couple years ago some friends and I took a trip from Buna, Tx headed to the three sisters in the middle of June. We left around 7 that morning, so I had eatin breakfast, but it was relatively small. Roughly 100 miles into the trip I start feeling extremely week and disoriented. Then I got dizzy and started feeling like I was going to pass out, all of this hit me like a ton of bricks. Luckily we had just came into a town so I whipped into a convenience store. I almost dropped my bike trying to get my kick stand down. I chugged a gatorade and a couple bottles of water and just sat in the shade for about 30 min. Even the lady working the convenience store told me I looked bad and gave me a towl she soaked with water. Apparently I was dehydrated and didnt have a clue. I had never suffered from heat exhaustion before so I wasn't really sure what was going on, it was brutal. After I rested and took in a bunch of fluid I felt fine the rest of the day.
|07-13-2011, 11:15 AM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2008
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Good post , you can dehydrate before you know it.
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|07-13-2011, 03:35 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Experience: 3 years
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Here is the information all about heat-related health issues:
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. When heat stroke occurs, the body temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given.
Symptoms of heat stroke include:
Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
High body temperature
Take the following steps to treat a worker with heat stroke:
Call 911 and notify their supervisor.
Move the sick worker to a cool shaded area.
Cool the worker using methods such as:
Soaking their clothes with water.
Spraying, sponging, or showering them with water.
Fanning their body.
Heat exhaustion is the body's response to an excessive loss of the water and salt, usually through excessive sweating. Workers most prone to heat exhaustion are those that are elderly, have high blood pressure, and those working in a hot environment.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
Extreme weakness or fatigue
Clammy, moist skin
Pale or flushed complexion
Slightly elevated body temperature
Fast and shallow breathing
Treat a worker suffering from heat exhaustion with the following:
Have them rest in a cool, shaded or air-conditioned area.
Have them drink plenty of water or other cool, nonalcoholic beverages.
Have them take a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath.
Heat syncope is a fainting (syncope) episode or dizziness that usually occurs with prolonged standing or sudden rising from a sitting or lying position. Factors that may contribute to heat syncope include dehydration and lack of acclimatization.
Symptoms of heat syncope include:
Workers with heat syncope should:
Sit or lie down in a cool place when they begin to feel symptoms.
Slowly drink water, clear juice, or a sports beverage.
Heat cramps usually affect workers who sweat a lot during strenuous activity. This sweating depletes the body's salt and moisture levels. Low salt levels in muscles causes painful cramps. Heat cramps may also be a symptom of heat exhaustion.
Muscle pain or spasms usually in the abdomen, arms, or legs.
Workers with heat cramps should:
Stop all activity, and sit in a cool place.
Drink clear juice or a sports beverage.
Do not return to strenuous work for a few hours after the cramps subside because further exertion may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Seek medical attention if any of the following apply:
The worker has heart problems.
The worker is on a low-sodium diet.
The cramps do not subside within one hour.
Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather.
Symptoms of heat rash include:
Heat rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters.
It is more likely to occur on the neck and upper chest, in the groin, under the , and in elbow creases.
Workers experiencing heat rash should:
Try to work in a cooler, less humid environment when possible.
Keep the affected area dry.
Dusting powder may be used to increase comfort.
Modified from: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/