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Heat Exhaustion is Still Dangerous for Seniors


Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids


Symptoms:

• Heavy sweating • Paleness • Muscle cramp

• Tiredness • Weakness • Dizziness

• Headache • Nausea or vomiting • Fainting

• Cool, moist skin • Fast, weak pulse • Breathing fast and shallow


Treatment:

  • Remove restrictive or excess clothing.

  • Rest in a cool, shady area or seek an air-conditioned place.

  • Drink water, clear juice, or a sports beverage.

  • Take a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath.


For original handout, go to azdhs.gov

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