2. The altered mental state or strange behavior
Feeling a little strange is sometimes normal. Maybe your blood sugar is low, or you’re stressed out, or you haven’t gotten enough sleep. But, having a seriously altered mental state and really strange behavior is another thing. Some of the serious mental symptoms of heat stroke include agitation, confusion, delirium, irritability, and even slurred speech, seizures, and coma. Heatstroke can be very, very dangerous.
It is much more dangerous than heat exhaustion. The people around will probably notice if you’re experiencing this serious set of symptoms. You’ll start acting strangely, feeling strange, and unable to really interact normally with those around you. If you’re feeling this way, it’s time to get to the emergency room. Heatstroke can be fatal, and it is not something worth changing. You shouldn’t just down some water and let it be. You need to get checked out by a physician as soon as possible.