July 5, 2012

Mayo Doctors Warn of Heat Related Illnesses


Nausea, vomiting, and confusion are just a few of the effects this week’s heat can have on people, according to the Mayo Clinic…Mayo Clinic says long exposure to heat like this week's can lead to severe heatstroke. The symptoms include low blood pressure, rapid breathing, and extreme dehydration. "If they stop sweating that can be very dangerous and that can signal an advanced heat stroke," says Dr. Michael Loughlin. He and other doctors warn that children and the elderly are more susceptible to heatstroke, and its effects can have serious long-term consequences.


KAAL by Dietrich Nissen

Tags: Dr. Michael Loughlin, heat exposure, heat wave, heatstroke, KAAL, Wellness

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