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Do you have goosebumps in hot weather? Here's why it could be dangerous

What do goosebumps mean in the summer season? It is worth knowing because some of the symptoms should prompt you to visit a doctor as soon as possible.

They are a signal that you cannot ignore.[BBC]

Goosebumps, or shivers, are a natural reaction of the body that occurs as a result of the contraction of the pili muscles located at the base of the hair follicles.

This is why when you are cold or experiencing strong emotions, the hair on your body stands on end. This is where the popular saying "the hair stands on end" comes from.

However, when chills appear during hot weather, you should pay special attention to it. This may be a signal that something disturbing is happening to your body.

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High temperatures during the summer season can be dangerous, posing a risk of heatstroke. That's why it's so important to stay hydrated, avoid excessive sun exposure, and wear a hat when outdoors.

Goosebumps during hot weather are an alarming signal that our body is starting to overheat. This may be the first symptom of so-called heat exhaustion, which can lead to a stroke. Other symptoms include a rapid pulse, intense sweating, fatigue, dizziness or feeling so-called cold waves. In the case of heat stroke, it is interesting that we stop sweating.

If you notice such symptoms in yourself or a loved one, taking immediate action, such as cooling the body, may be crucial. In such a situation, it is also necessary to call a doctor.

Also remember about your four-legged friends - apathy, heavy panting, difficulty moving, or loss of consciousness are also symptoms of heat stroke. If this happens, take your pet to the vet immediately.

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So let's remember: goosebumps in the summer are not something you should ignore. They are a signal that you cannot ignore.

This article was originally published by Onet.

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