Loyola University Health System Physicians Offer Ways to Stay Healthy in the Heat
WHAT: Forecasters are predicting this week’s heat wave to be one of the hottest this summer. Loyola physicians are available to comment on staying safe in the heat.
Loyola physicians warn when the temperatures and heat index get to these levels it can be a very dangerous situation. The elderly and the very young are the most vulnerable, but we all need to be on the lookout for signs of heat-related illnesses.
- Prevention and planning are important when dealing with extreme heat. Here are some additional tips:
- Pre-hydrate. Even before you step out the door, start drinking water.
- Stay indoors in an air-conditioned or well-ventilated building.
- If you have to go outside, stay out of the sun.
If you must be outside performing strenuous activity, be sure to drink water at least every hour even if you don’t feel thirsty.
Warning signs of being overheated:
- Unusual fatigue
- If you stop sweating
- Take your temperature; if it’s rising without signs of infection contact your doctor
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