This Blog Post Can Save Your Life

Heat exhaustion can be lethal. 

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Heat illness begins with completely treatable heat exhaustion, but it can progress to a full blown, deadly heat stroke. Each year about 688 people in the USA die from heat illness.  Here are the early warning signs of heat exhaustion:

  1. Lightheadedness
  2. Nausea
  3. Muscle Cramps and Spasms
  4. Headache 
  5. Vomiting

Stop running or exercising. Get out of the sun and heat right away. Rehydrate with water, chia gel, or a sports drink. If nausea or vomiting prevents fluid intake, and IV drip may be required.

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