Heat Exhaustion (cont.)
Heat Exhaustion Prevention
Prevention of heat exhaustion is accomplished by taking reasonable
precautions. The precautions are as follows:
- Avoid hot areas (do not sit in a closed
vehicle in the summer or do heavy physical work in hot areas without planned
- Avoid sunburns.
- Wear light colored clothing and
light-weight clothing that does not fight tightly.
- Drink a lot of fluids (if your urine
frequency slows or your urine seems more concentrated, you need to drink more
- Give your body time (at least a few
days) to adjust to a hot climate before doing strenuous activities.
- Check with your pharmacist or doctor to
see if your medications may make you more susceptible to heat-related problems
(for example, diuretics, sedatives, and stimulants).
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