Medications can increase risk of heatstroke

With summer in full swing, it’s important to remember the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

If you’re taking certain medications, you may be more at risk than others. That’s because they could be impacting your body’s natural response to hotter weather, according to Dr. Patrick McHugh with Cleveland Clinic.

Beta blockers can mute the increase of heart rate and blood flow, while certain allergy medications can impact the body’s ability to sweat.

Other things like diuretics can bring an increased risk of heat exhaustion.

McHugh urges people to speak with their doctor to learn more.