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Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke?

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by: AtascocitaDotCom Active Indicator LED Icon 9 Site Admin  OP 
~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago    
Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke?
 
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Exposure to extreme heat can have many direct effects on human health (heat stroke, reduced labor productivity), as well as indirect effects (promoting air pollution and increasing asthma attacks, overloading power grids requiring rolling blackouts). Negative health outcomes occur if an individual is exposed to the hazard and has not sufficiently adapted to reduce sensitivity.
 
Higher summertime temperatures are linked to an increased risk of illnesses and death, particularly among certain groups including children, emergency responders, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and pets.
 
Know the difference between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke!
 
Heat Exhaustion includes dizziness, thirst, heavy sweating, nausea and weakness. It can lead to heat stroke. Immediate action should be taken including moving person to a cooler area, loosening clothing, sipping cool water, and seeking medical help if symptoms do not improve.
 
Heat Stroke includes confusion, dizziness, and becoming unconscious. It can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given. Immediate action should be taken including calling 911, moving person to a cooler area, loosen clothing and removing extra layers, and cooling with water or ice.
 
Know the signs and stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed!
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Weathergirl5 Active Indicator LED Icon 3
~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago    
@AtascocitaDotCom : Thanks for the reminder. Both are quite possible with these high temperatures we are having. Stay hydrated if you have to be outside.
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Cbear Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago    
This is important information. Thanks.
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Cbear Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago    
Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke? Exposure to extreme heat can have many direct effects on human health (heat stroke, reduced labor productivity), as well as indirect effects (promoting air pollution and increasing asthma attacks, overloading power grids requiring rolling blackouts). Negative health outcomes occur if an individual is exposed to the hazard and has not sufficiently adapted to reduce sensitivity. Higher summertime temperatures are linked to an increased risk of illnesses and death, particularly among certain groups including children, emergency responders, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and pets. Know the difference between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke! Heat Exhaustion includes dizziness, thirst, heavy sweating, nausea and weakness. It can lead to heat stroke. Immediate action should be taken including moving person to a cooler area, loosening clothing, sipping cool water, and seeking medical help if symptoms do not improve. Heat Stroke includes confusion, dizziness, and becoming unconscious. It can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given. Immediate action should be taken including calling 911, moving person to a cooler area, loosen clothing and removing extra layers, and cooling with water or ice. Know the signs and stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed!
 
@AtascocitaDotCom : I wonder if I have a touch of heat exhaustion? I just mowed the grass and I feel a bit nauseous. I'm inside now in the A/C and drinking lots of water. Hope this goes away
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