How does a heat wave affect the human body?
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Similarly one may ask, what are the effects of a heat wave?
During heat waves, it is harder for your body to cool and maintain its temperature within normal limits. During these waves, prolonged exposure to heat, excessive physical effort or very heavy sweating can have certain effects on health.
Likewise, why are heat waves dangerous? Severe heat waves have caused catastrophic crop failures, thousands of deaths from hyperthermia, and widespread power outages due to increased use of air conditioning. A heat wave is considered extreme weather that can be a natural disaster, and a danger because heat and sunlight may overheat the human body.
Similarly one may ask, how does heat affect the human body?
Heat causes heat exhaustion, which can be dangerous. The longer you spend in the heat, the more serious the effects on your body can be. Increased body temperature can cause heavy sweating, clammy skin, dehydration, tiredness, headache, dizziness, nausea, cramps, and a quick, weak pulse.
Does the human body expand in heat?
When you produce heat that raises internal temperature, your heart rate increases and vessels expand to bring more blood to the outer layers of skin, where the heat is released. If excess heat is not released fast enough this way or the surrounding air is warmer than your body, your sweat glands go to work.