Heat exhaustion can be lethal.
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:
- Muscle Cramps and Spasms
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.