Heat exhaustion and heatstrokeOverview


Heat exhaustion is where your body gets too hot. If not treated quickly, it can turn into heatstroke, which can be life threatening.


Signs of heat exhaustion include headache, dizziness and confusion, feeling sick and cramps.


The main way to treat heat exhaustion is to cool down by moving to a cool place and drinking plenty of fluids.


To avoid heat exhaustion during hot weather or exercise, drink plenty of cold drinks, take cool showers and wear light-coloured, loose clothing.

Page last reviewed: 12/01/2018
Next review due: 12/01/2021