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4/18/06-Tyler

Tips To Prevent Heat Exhaustion

There are some tips to remember to prevent heat-related injuries in this weather. First, know the warning signs.

"Heat exhaustion, end up with a little bit of nausea, muscle cramping, basically like flu type symptoms . The heat injury you see from exertion out working in the heat everyday... trimmers, chilled sometimes and sometimes their body temperature goes way up," says Dr. Tim Boersma, Trinity Mother Frances Health System.

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. That's at least two glasses of water every hour. Also, wear light colors, wear a hat outside and try to stay inside during the heat of the day-- specifically, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Karolyn Davis, reporting. kdavis@kltv.com

 

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