phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in
places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it
attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body
being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in
losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. The
symptoms are general weakness, headache, dizziness and agitation,
in addition to many other symptoms like thirst, nausea and
anorexia. The person may also fall fainting out of sickness and he
may be pale with a cold body. His pulse becomes weak and fast or
strong and slow, the body's temperature becomes normal or less
normal, and the amount of urine becomes lesser with some sort of
to Defend Yourself against Exhaustion?
is very important to know how to defend yourself against this
serious malady. Once a person gets subjected to the sun and thus
loses considerable amounts of sweat, he has to compensate for this
by consuming great amounts of drinks and taking salt tablets in
some cases. As for the way of treatment, it is as follows:
the sick person in a cold place, take his legs upwards and rub them
and give him salty water to drink (a teaspoon of salt added to 1
liter of boiled water). In case he is out of conscience, give him
nothing to drink through the mouth. In hard cases, a sick person
may need to be taken to the hospital and given saline through the
vein. In this case, blood pressure will come to its average again
and the temperature will be back to the normal.
cramps always attack those people with normal bodies who carry out
arduous works under high temperature and thus exert great amounts
of perspiration. It also attacks sportsmen who do the same job. The
main cause for this is the great amount of perspiration lost due to
these efforts. This is always accompanied with severe pains in the
affected muscle and sometimes in the belly. After taking some rest,
being remote from high temperature, and giving the sick person some
saline or salty tablets, the person may feel well.
It should be noted that muscular and articular pains increase according to high temperature. A pilgrim may think of it as being rheumatism. However, it stems from the infection that occurs in the muscle due to being subjected to change of temperature caused by air conditioners. This results in myosclerosis. Taking aspirin with some warming may be helpful in this case.