As temperatures continue to climb it is important to recognize the health risks with raising temperatures. Signs of heat exhaustion can include dizziness, headaches, shaking and thirst. This can affect anyone and is not usually serious if a person cools down quickly; 30 minutes or less. If a person’s temperature continues to rise, he or she could face serious complications like heat stroke. When the body’s core temperature rises above 105 degrees Fahrenheit it is a medical emergency. You may also be and increased risk if you have pre-existing medical conditions, including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Medical conditions can also be exacerbated by heat.
When temperatures are extremely high, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones: