Excessive Heat Can be Dangerous: What You Need To Know!

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The time of here year has come to be aware of the temperatures outside. Excessive heat is crossing the nation and the monsoon season has begun in Arizona.

With record setting temperatures hitting there are things you need to have for heat relief! Hydration, refuge and awareness of heat distress are key elements to keep in mind. Hydrate hydrate hydrate is a major part of avoiding heat dangers. Carry water with you at all time. Carry bottled water in your car for yourself, your passengers and for anyone you see who might be suffering from the heat. Get in the shade if you can when doing activities outside. And always keep in mind the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion.

Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness that can occur after you’ve been exposed to high temperatures, and it often is accompanied by dehydration. There are two types of heat exhaustion:
Water depletion. Signs include excessive thirst, weakness, headache, and loss of consciousness.
Salt depletion. Signs include nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps, and dizziness.
Although heat exhaustion isn’t as serious as heat stroke, it isn’t something to be taken lightly. Without proper intervention, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which can damage the brain and other vital organs, and even cause death.
So along with drinking water you need to eat a salty snake or add a tiny amount of salt to your drinking bottle. A dash of salt replaces salt lost through sweat.

There are a few things to remember during these days of excessive heat:

• Learn how to spot signs of heat illness:
Confusion
Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
Dizziness
Fainting
Fatigue
Headache
Muscle or abdominal cramps
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Pale skin
Profuse sweating
Rapid heartbeat

• Never leave infants, children or pets inside a parked vehicle
If you park and go inside a store for 30 minutes on a 90-degree day, you’ll come back to a car that is over 120 degrees. So on a day when it is 110, imagine a temperature of 140! After one hour, the average car is 43 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. After 90 minutes, the average temperature difference is 48 degrees

• Increase fluid intake, regardless of activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink fluids.
“A normal, healthy person who is not used to the heat can, in heat wave conditions, sweat as much as 1.5 quarts of liquid in an hour. Someone acclimated to the hot weather, say a Phoenix telephone lineman, develops the ability to sweat (and thus cool off) at a more intense rate, losing up to two quarts of sweat in an hour. “So he’d have to drink two quarts of water an hour just to stay even,” says Piantidosi. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130716-heat-wave-dehydration-stroke-summer-sweat/

• Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine or large amounts of sugar
Caffeine and high in sugar drinks work as a diabetic and can lead to fluid loss. Alcohol increases your body’s need for hydration.

• Wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15, and apply it at least 30 minutes before going outdoors

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• Rest frequently in shady areas
If you must be outdoors, try to limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Keep your pets cool when outside!

• Dress in loose, cool clothing and shade your head and face with a hat or an umbrella. Keep a Cool Towel with you at all times. BE PREPARED

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The most common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

 

Confusion
Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
Dizziness
Fainting
Fatigue
Headache
Muscle or abdominal cramps
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Pale skin
Profuse sweating
Rapid heartbeat

So please be safe this summer and be prepared for this excessive heat!!!!!

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