Advanced Search
Current and Breaking News for Professionals, Consumers and Media



Click here to learn how to advertise on this site and for ad rates.

Weather Issues Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017 - 10:06:33 PM



Heat Emergency (VIDEO)

By Staff Editor
Jun 23, 2017 - 9:36:37 AM



Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Ezine
For Email Marketing you can trust


Email this article
 Printer friendly page

(HealthNewsDigest.cm) - Extreme heat can be dangerous. Every year, thousands of people suffer symptoms of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Soaring temperatures are certainly a major culprit, but you also can get into trouble in moderate heat if humidity is high. Dr. Luke Wood, a Mayo Clinic Emergency Department physician, says everyone should know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, because people can be overcome no matter how thoroughly they prepare.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

When the temperatures soar, so does your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

“When people are either overdressed for the conditions or they’re not drinking enough water, they are especially prone to developing symptoms.”

Dr. Luke Wood says symptoms of heat exhaustion include headache, dizziness and profuse sweating. And symptoms of the more serious heat stroke include confusion or altered mental status [and] clammy skin. And you might stop sweating.

“That’s really a situation where they need to come in and be evaluated.”

And it’s not just the heat. High humidity can cause heat-related health issues, too, especially if you’re dehydrated. So drink a lot of water.

“If somebody goes out into the heat and they’re already dehydrated, and it’s particularly humid weather, then they’re losing even more fluid.”

If symptoms develop, get the person out of the sun. Find shade. Get them to drink cool water, and seek medical help if you suspect heat stroke. Dr. Wood says young children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

###



Top of Page

HealthNewsDigest.com

Weather Issues
Latest Headlines


+ Tips for Helping Your Lawn Survive the Winter
+ Avoid Surprise, Winterize
+ Property Owners Can Protect Their Homes From Hurricane Damage
+ Emergency Department Doctor’s Storm Cleanup Reminders (VIDEO)
+ Red Cross Prepares for Hurricane Irma While Expanding Relief Efforts for Harvey
+ Essential Tips For Weather Preparedness
+ Heat Emergency (VIDEO)
+ Molecular Pilot Light Prepares Body’s Heating System for the Cold
+ Threatened Communities Stocked with Emergency Medicine at Hurricane Season's Start
+ Measuring the Human Impact of Weather



Contact Us | Job Listings | Help | Site Map | About Us
Advertising Information | HND Press Release | Submit Information | Disclaimer

Site hosted by Sanchez Productions