The summer swelter is here! Excessive heat exposure can cause several health problems. Learn the symptoms of heat related illness.
The summer swelter has arrived as temperatures and humidity rise. This increases health risks as you work and play outside, especially for older people and young children.
Excessive heat exposure can cause several health problems including heat cramps, which are painful spasms of your arm, leg, or abdomen muscles. People experiencing these symptoms should rest in a cooler place and drink water or fluids containing electrolytes.
Heat exhaustion is a common, though potentially life-threatening, heat-related illness. The signs of heat exhaustion often begin very suddenly after spending time outdoors performing a strenuous activity.
Symptoms may include:
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