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Here in Arizona we have all been feeling the heat with some of the 118 temps we've had this last month and the valley has already seen a few heat related deaths. So being in the business of protecting you I thought this hot weather protection info might be good fit. 

Heat illnesses include a range of disorders that result when your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle. The human body is constantly engaged in a life-and-death struggle to disperse the heat that it produces. If allowed to accumulate, the heat would quickly increase your body temperature beyond its comfortable 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Who is at risk? Heat-related illness can affect anyone not used to hot weather, especially when it's combined with high humidity. (luckily in Arizona we don't have to deal with the humidity too often, it's a dry heat)

Those especially at risk:

  • Infants, young children, elderly and pets
  • Individuals with heart or circulatory problems or other long-term illness
  • Employees working in the heat
  • Athletes and people who like to exercise (especially beginners)
  • Individuals taking certain medications that alter sweat production
  • Alcoholics and drug abusers

Heatstroke-Heatstroke is the most serious and life-threatening heat-related illness. In certain circumstances, your body can build up too much heat, your temperature may rise to life-threatening levels, and you can become delirious or lose consciousness. If you do not rid your body of excess heat fast enough, it "cooks" the brain and other vital organs. It is often fatal, and those who do survive may have permanent damage to their vital organs.

Symptoms of heatstroke:

  • The victim's body feels extremely hot when touched.
  • Altered mental status (behavior) ranging from slight confusion and disorientation to coma.
  • Conscious victims usually become irrational, agitated, or even aggressive and may have seizures.
  • In severe heatstroke, the victim can go into a coma in less than one hour. The longer the coma lasts, the lower the chance for survival.

What to do:

  1. Move person to a half-sitting position in the shade.
  2. Call for emergency medical help immediately.
  3. If humidity is below 75%, spray victim with water and vigorously fan. If humidity above 75%, apply ice packs on neck, armpits or groin.

Heat Exhaustion-Heat exhaustion is characterized by heavy perspiration with normal or slightly above normal body temperatures. It is caused by water or salt depletion or both (severe dehydration). Heat exhaustion affects workers and athletes who do not drink enough fluids while working or exercising in hot environments.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • Severe thirst, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting and sometimes diarrhea.
  • The affected person often mistakenly believes he or she has the flu.
  • Uncontrolled heat exhaustion can evolve into heatstroke.

Other symptoms:

  • Profuse sweating
  • Clammy or pale skin
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid pulse
  • Normal or slightly above normal body temperature

What to do:

  1. Sit or lie down in the shade.
  2. Drink cool water or a sports drink.
  3. If persistent, gently apply wet towels and call for emergency medical help.

Heat Cramps-Heat cramps are painful muscular spasms that happen suddenly affecting legs or abdominal muscles. They usually happen after physical activity in people who sweat a lot or have not had enough fluids.

What to do:

  1. Sit or lie down in the shade.
  2. Drink cool water or a sports drink.
  3. Stretch affected muscles.

Summer is here and temperatures are going to stay high for a while.  Please be smart and be safe while enjoying outdoor activites this summer season!

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately. 

 

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