Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition that occurs when your body's temperature rises to 104°F (40°C) or higher. It's usually the result of overexertion in hot, humid conditions. Symptoms can include confusion, seizures or loss of consciousness. Untreated, heatstroke can lead to organ failure, a coma or death. There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of … [Read more...] about What causes a heat stroke?
Heat exhaustion is a condition that occurs when your body loses more fluids and electrolytes than it can take in. This can happen when you exercise or work in hot weather without drinking enough fluids. Heat exhaustion can cause symptoms such as heavy sweating, pale skin, muscle cramps, nausea, and vomiting. In severe cases, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is a … [Read more...] about Treating Heat Exhaustion
Dog days of July 3 through August 15 are the hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Contrary to folklore, the sea won't boil and dogs won't go mad, but there are a few other things we should watch for, such as: Heat exhaustionIf you lose more water through sweat than you take in, you could develop heat exhaustion. On a hot day, especially if you are involved … [Read more...] about Keep your cool in the dog days of summer