Heat-induced nausea is very common. This occurs when a person's body-temperature control system overloads. We cool our bodies by sweating. With some of us, sweating is inadequate and body temperatures rise.
This may occur because of high humidity that prevents sweat from evaporating as quickly as it ordinarily would, or we may have a fever, be dehydrated, be overweight, have poor circulation, be on specific medications, or use alcohol to excess. When any of these things occur, nausea may result.
How does one prevent this??
- Hydrate by drinking additional fluids, whatever your level of activity. Consider sports drinks to keep your mineral and electrolyte levels up.
- By all means, avoid as much sun exposure as you can.
- Choose lightweight fabrics that will allow your skin to breathe better.
- When possible, avoid warm outdoor temperatures and keep your home cool.
These are simple suggestions that might get you through days with higher-than-acceptable temperatures for you.
When you feel a bout of nausea coming on, consider eating olives or a lemon.
These food items may settle your stomach acid and help with the nausea.
You might consider light exercise, yoga for additional support. . ! !