With the hot temps we have been experiencing this summer, it is important to take steps to keep you from falling victim to a heat related illness. People who are over age 65 or less than 15, have heart and lung diseases, are obese or have poor fitness, or who have to work outside are at higher risk of a heat related illness. Certain types of medications like diuretics, other blood pressure meds, or meds with anticholinergic side effects can increase the risk too. We will take a quick look at what you can do to stay cool and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heat related illness.
Here are some tips on staying cool: