Heat and Cold


What is heat exhaustion?

When the temperature is too high and people do not drink enough fluids, exert themselves too much, or spend too much time in the direct sunlight, heat exhaustion can result. Symptoms can include weakness, cold and clammy skin, paleness, fainting, irregular heartbeat, and vomiting. In extreme cases, heat exhaustion has been known to kill. There have been a number of cases where people exercising at a sports practice or conducting drills in the military have collapsed and died. Seniors and people who are already ill are particularly susceptible to heat exhaustion.


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