7 Symptoms of Sunstroke - Page 5 of 8 - WikiIllnessSymptoms.com

7 Symptoms of Sunstroke

Rapid Heartbeat

Rapid Heartbeat and/or Rapid Breathing. When your body overheats, its systems begin to shut down. This failure is often signaled by an erratic heartbeat, either strong or weak. Rapid, shallow breathing may also occur, either on its own or in conjunction with an increased heart rate. If you feel like your heart is racing and/or you can’t catch your breath, you should seek help immediately. Getting out of the sun and bringing down your core temperature with cold cloths or ice packs in the armpits and groin, or a cold bath or shower is a good first step. However, an increased heart rate and difficulty breathing are both potentially serious and should be addressed by a healthcare professional.