Local doctor discusses heat-related illnesses, staying healthy

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No matter the age, we are all at risk of suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke when temperatures start to rise.

Kaiser Permanente emergency medicine Dr. Nur-ain Nadir joined Pedro to talk about staying healthy and safe in the summer heat.

HEAT EXHAUSTION:

  • Faintness or dizziness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool, pale and clammy skin
  • Rapid and weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

If you start experiencing these symptoms, experts say to drink lots of water and find an air-conditioned place to relax.

HEAT STROKE:

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Red, hot and dry skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid and strong pulse
  • Possible loss of consciousness

These symptoms mean you should seek medical attention, as heat stroke can be very dangerous.

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