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

Treatment:
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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