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Heat Precautions and Stay Cool Tips

 

Heat stroke and exhaustion occur when the body’s temperature is highly elevated. In high heat and high humidity, the body is not always able to dissipate the heat and the body temperature raises causing changes to the nervous system. The most at risk include infants, elderly, athletes and individuals who work outside under the sun.

 

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

 

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

 

At the first sign of heat stroke or exhaustion, move to a cooler place, rest, then slowly drink a cool beverage. Seek medical attention immediately if conditions do not improve. The best defense is prevention. Stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, wear lighter clothing and monitor outdoor activities. These are all keys in staying healthy in hot weather.

 

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