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Beat the Heat

With summer comes heat, and with heat comes the risk of heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion occurs when your body overheats and is unable to cool itself down. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea, and headache. If left untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency.

 

Here are a few tips to help you cool off: 

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and electrolytes.
  • Use an umbrella or hat for shade and wear sunscreen.
  • Wear light and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Use a cold compress on your forehead.
  • Limit alcohol and smoking.
  • Take breaks in shady or air-conditioned areas as needed.
  • If your symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention immediately.

 

By taking these simple precautions, you can enjoy a safe and comfortable summer.

 

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