well it was 108 degrees today, i worked fine, 8 hr shift, pushing carts at walmart, till i got home, i watched a movie and walked to the living room and just like fainted, i woke up pouring sweat although the house is cold.i went to the fridge and drank every ounce of liquid in there, a 24 oz of sprite, about 2 gallons of water, close to 2 cups of juice, and 2 24 oz bottles of water.im doing alot better right now, but i wanna know, was it heat stroke, or heat exhaustion that caused this? and any help for tommorrow when i go back to work. maybe another way to keep cool?
There are really two sorts of 'heat stroke'. One is your temperature getting too high. Wear light, loose clothing and a light hat that you keep wet with water. Stay in the shade as much as possible, and in cool areas as much as possible.The other bad effect of heat is dehydration. Doing that sort of work in that heat you are bound to lose a lot of sweat, and it's very important to replace the water. Carry a water bottle with you, drink from it often, and refill it often. Don't just drink when you are thirsty, because the thirst feeling is not always reliable. If your urine is dark yellow or there is not much of it you are not drinking enough.