Heat Stress Disorders

Implementing an electrolyte replacement program with :!: Sqwincher, prevents or reduces the severity of heat stress disorders and provides a supplemental source of energy plus quenches thirst in a great tasting way. The following describes the symptoms of various heat disorders and what preventative measures can be taken to prevent dangerous situations from occurring.

Heat Disorder Symptoms First Aid
Heat Cramps Heat Index @ 90° - 100° Painful spasms usually in muscles of legs and abdomen, possible heavy sweating
Firm pressure on cramping muscles, then gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of SQWINCHER every 15 minutes.
Heat Exhaustion Heat Index @ 105° - 129° Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, skins cold, pale and clammy. Pulse steady, normal temperature, possible fainting and vomiting.
Get victim out of sun, lie victim down, loosen clothes, apply cool cloths. Fan or move victim to air-cooled room. Give sips of SQWINCHER every 15 minutes for 1 hour. If victim vomits, get medical attention.
Exertional Heat Illness Heat Index @ 130° or Higher Stuporous appearance, tired and nauseated, may vomit, uncoordinated unsteady gait, perspiring heavily, dehydrated, overheated body temperature (up to 108 ° F) often accompanied by headache, rapid respiration and pulse
Cease exertion, promptly cool body exterior, and initiate replacement of fluids - water first, then SQWINCHER. If victim cannot retain fluids, transport to hospital.
Heat Stroke Heat Index @ 130° or Higher High body temperature (106° F or higher), hot red dry skin, rapid and strong pulse, possible unconsciousness. Heat stroke is a severe medical problem, get victim to hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal. Move victim to cooler area. Reduce body temperature with cold baths or sponging. Use fans and air conditioners. DO NOT GIVE FLUIDS!

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