The body is an amazing thing. Normally, the body can regulate temperature on its own. When it’s cold, we generate heat by shivering. When it’s hot, we cool down our bodies when the sweat evaporates from our skin. But sometimes, it gets too hot and the sweat doesn’t cool fast enough to cool our bodies. Heatstroke happens when the body’s core temperature exceeds 40°C (104°F), which is especially dangerous in places where temperatures surpass 40°C– including the Philippines. With our kids out and about, it’s important to know the causes of heatstroke and learn how to avoid this medical emergency, especially as the summer months approach.
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