Heat stroke is most likely to affect older people who live in apartments or homes lacking air conditioning or good airflow. Other high-risk groups include people of any age who don’t drink enough water, have chronic diseases, or who drink excessive amounts of alcohol.
Symptoms of heat stroke include:
- Core body temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit
- Throbbing headache
- Dizziness and light-headedness
- Lack of sweating despite the heat