How to prevent heat stroke

Be Cautious If You’re at Higher Risk

Not only do certain medical conditions such as obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes increase one’s risk of heat-related illness, but some medications—including many of the mediations most commonly used to treat these chronic conditions—impair the body’s ability to regulate temperature or inhibit perspiration.

Anyone on regular medication should check in with their doctor to find out if they are on a medication that may increase their risk of heat-related injury.

When to Get Emergency Help

If you think someone is experiencing heatstroke call 911 or your local emergency services. 

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