Don’t Let Summer Heat Take You Down

Heat stroke

The extreme temperatures of the summer heat are reaching intense levels and could potentially cause significant health risk if someone isn’t properly prepared for it. Before venturing outdoors into the summer’s scorching rays, learn to recognize when the exposure could be overwhelming your body’s ability to cope with it.

Here are some tips on identifying heat exhaustion and what to do about it.

Symptoms:

– Rapid heart beat

– Heavy sweating

– Extreme weakness or fatigue

– Dizziness

– Nausea, vomiting

– Irritability

– Fast, shallow breathing

– Slightly elevated body temperature

 

Emergency Response:

– Rest in a cool area

– Drink plenty of water or other cool beverages

– Take a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath

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