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Doctors: Be mindful of heat exhaustion

Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff
Updated: July 09, 2020 07:42 PM
Created: July 09, 2020 06:48 PM

On hot and humid days, doctors warn people to watch out for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Thousands of emergency room visits are attributed to heat related illnesses every year.

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The very young, very old, and men are most susceptible.

There is no magic temperature to look out for. Doctors say the key on any hot day, especially the humid ones, is to pay attention to your body.

Here are the signs you may have heat exhaustion: heavy sweating, feeling faint and dizzy, feeling tired, a weak or rapid pulse, muscle cramps and nausea, and a bad headache.

Learn about what you can do to help treat heat exhaustion by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.


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