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Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke?

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by: TownHubAdmin Active Indicator LED Icon Site Admin  OP  New Member
~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago    
Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke?
 
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Exposure to extreme heat can have many direct effects on human health (heat stroke, reduced labor productivity), as well as indirect effects (promoting air pollution and increasing asthma attacks, overloading power grids requiring rolling blackouts). Negative health outcomes occur if an individual is exposed to the hazard and has not sufficiently adapted to reduce sensitivity.
 
Higher summertime temperatures are linked to an increased risk of illnesses and death, particularly among certain groups including children, emergency responders, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and pets.
 
Know the difference between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke!
 
Heat Exhaustion includes dizziness, thirst, heavy sweating, nausea and weakness. It can lead to heat stroke. Immediate action should be taken including moving person to a cooler area, loosening clothing, sipping cool water, and seeking medical help if symptoms do not improve.
 
Heat Stroke includes confusion, dizziness, and becoming unconscious. It can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given. Immediate action should be taken including calling 911, moving person to a cooler area, loosen clothing and removing extra layers, and cooling with water or ice.
 
Know the signs and stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed!
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Cbear Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago    
I kind of wonder if I have a "touch" of heat exhaustion? I just finished cutting the grass and I do feel kind of nauseous.
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otto Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago    
@Cbear, just the thought of mowing the grass nauseates me. I gladly sub it out to a lawn service company.
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Kacey82 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago    
I usually like to mow the grass. I have an awesome riding mower, but... I won't go out during the day at all, it's just way too hot. I usually wait until about 6:30 or 7:00 to mow. It's half-way bearable, but only half-way. I give my outside fur babies cool water every day. They are suffering as well. This extraordinary heat came early this year.
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Jt88888888 Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago    
If you can learn to listen to your body you can also learn to push it. Just have to know when it is too much
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