This summer, be familiar with the potential symptoms that come with Heat Exhaustion, including: body temp 100°F; low blood pressure; fast pulse; moist skin and sweating; muscle cramps and tenderness; nausea and vomiting; dizziness or lightheadedness; confusion; and headaches. Circumvent this problem by avoiding prolonged exposure to high temperatures; drinking lots of fluids (preferably sports drinks, which contain both salt and sugar), and take frequent breaks in the shade. During heat waves, find air-conditioning by moving indoors or go to a shelter. This is especially important for elderly adults! For more information about the effects of heat, visit one of our certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants at your nearest Minute Clinic! http://www.minuteclinic.com/TX/Houston/Clinics.aspx .
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