A new way of treating heat stroke can ease symptoms and allow patients to resume activities, according to researchers in the United Kingdom.
The team, from the University of Reading, has reported a new technique for treating the condition with a heat stroke.
Heatstroke is the result of a buildup of heat in the body and is caused by a buildup in the blood vessels in the legs and torso, which is caused when a person is overheating.
It can also occur due to an underlying condition, such as diabetes, and can lead to a wide range of symptoms including pain, dizziness, fatigue and heartburn.
It is currently treated with a cocktail of drugs, but the team has been working on new and improved treatments since 2016.
Dr John Williams, the lead researcher on the study, said heat stroke was a very common condition in the UK.
“We know from previous studies that people are more likely to get heat stroke than people from other countries, and it is a really big problem,” he said.
“So the idea of getting an alternative treatment to those drugs would be very exciting.”
Dr Williams and his colleagues were looking at the new treatment, known as heat bucks, which involves heating up a paper towel in a container and placing it over the patient’s head.
“What we are doing is heating a paper-towel into a heated area,” he explained.
“It heats up the tissue, the cells that are inside it and it gets into the blood and so on.”
The paper towel will heat up and the temperature of the tissue will drop to around 120 degrees Celsius, so the body will feel warmer and healthier.
The paper towels are then placed on a cooling tray that will be filled with a solution of salt and water.
“Once we get the paper-waste, we can put the solution in a sealed container, put it in the refrigerator, we then put a thermometer on top of it,” Dr Williams explained.
The test is done to see if the solution does the job, and if the patient is still suffering from heat stroke symptoms.
“When you put a paper weight on your head, it feels warm.
When you put it on your skin, it is warmer than you would expect,” Dr Williamson said.
Dr Williams said there were other ways of treating the disease, but this new approach worked well for the patients.
“The paper weight works well, it doesn’t hurt your skin.
And when you put the heat in, you can cool the body off,” he added.
The results of the trial were published in the journal Scientific Reports.