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Signs of a Heat-Related Illness Emergency

Last updated 4 years ago

The summer months provide ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. However, higher temperatures can also prove dangerous if precautions are not taken to avoid heat-related illnesses. To prevent debilitating or even deadly consequences, know how to spot and address the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

When suffering ill effects of high heat, a person might experience incessant thirst or complain of low energy. If help is not sought, he might also suffer from digestive problems or faintness. The longer that these symptoms persist, the more serious they can become. A heat stroke victim may begin to act in an unusual manner, as the effects of his condition impact his cognitive capabilities. Because the body can no longer cool itself, he may also exhibit a fever. In more serious circumstances, a person can lose consciousness as well.

Learn how to stop heat stroke before a medical crisis occurs. The medical experts at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville can help you learn how to identify heat exhaustion and heat stroke symptoms. Call us today at (888) 741-5120 to speak with one of our Consult-A-Nurse representatives. 


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