Heat stroke is a condition that can happen when a person’s body gets too hot. Most often, heat stroke happens when people exercise in very hot and humid weather without drinking enough fluids. But heat stroke can also happen in people who are not exercising. It is especially likely to affect older people and people who have health problems,
Dehydration is defined as the excessive loss of body fluids in which the body needs more fluids than are being input to function normally. The body fluids that are lost and desperately needed are either one or the other of the following or a combination of the two:
- Water loss
- Electrolyte loss
Electrolytes are substances that become ions in a solution and are able to conduct electricity.