The Heat Is On! What To Be Aware Of To Avoid Heat Exhaustion And Heat Stroke

16 Jul 2012
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Heat Cramps (the mildest condition) can lead to Heat Exhaustion which can lead to Heat Stroke (which if severe can be a life threatening condition!). Who is at risk: The very young less than 4 years old. Older adults more than 65 years old with chronic illnesses and/or on medications. Any person on certain medications or taking illicit drugs or drinking excess alcohol. Obese individuals. Those exposed to a sudden temperature change, “heat waves” or travel to a hot climate. Causes: High temperatures. High humidity. Strenuous activity. Dehydration. Alcohol consumption. Overdressing. Signs and symptoms: Body temperature of 104 degrees F or higher–seek immediate medical attention! This is Heat Stroke! “Goose.

Heat Cramps/Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke

20 Jun 2011
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Here is the script for Heat Stroke: Heat Cramps (Mildest) can lead to Heat Exhaustion can lead to Heat Stroke (Most Severe and can be a Life Threatening Condition!) Who’s at risk? Young: less than 4 years old Old: more than 65 years old with chronic illnesses and/or on medications Those on certain medications or taking certain illicit drugs or drinking alcohol Obese individuals Those exposed to sudden temperature changes, Heat Waves or travel to a hot climate Causes: High Temperatures High Humidity Strenuous Activity Dehydration Alcohol Consumption Overdressing Signs and symptoms: Body temperature of 104 degrees F or higher: seek immediate medical attention! This Is Heat Stroke! ‘Goose bumps’.