Doctors See Victims of Heat Exhaustion

Published 06/02 2008 01:19PM

Updated 06/04 2008 04:55AM

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Unless you've been locked up in your house the last few days, you know ... It's hot outside. Now local doctors are beginning to see the first few victims of heat exhaustion. They say it takes the body two to three weeks to adjust to these conditions.

They say if you're going to work or play outside, start slow and drink lots of water ...no matter how old you are. "It doesn't just affect the older people," said Dr. Tony Gonzales of University Medical Center.

"We see young people coming in with the same type of problems. Everyone needs to be aware. It affects everyone, so please hydrate and keep cool." Headaches, nausea, and fatigue are a few of the symptoms of heat exhaustion. If you begin to feel these, Dr. Gonzales recommends using ice packs and a fan to cool off.

If need be, call your physician or go to the emergency room.


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