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What is heat exhaustion and how do you treat it?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Dehydration caused

Heat exaustion is caused by water deprivation.
The body cannot cool itself by perspiration. Drink plenty of water when it is hot and you are going to engage in strenuous activity. We all should drink at least two quarts per day not exercising or being in the heat. You will need more if excersing, especially in the heat. First axiom of exercising and hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty.

In brief: Dehydration caused

Heat exaustion is caused by water deprivation.
The body cannot cool itself by perspiration. Drink plenty of water when it is hot and you are going to engage in strenuous activity. We all should drink at least two quarts per day not exercising or being in the heat. You will need more if excersing, especially in the heat. First axiom of exercising and hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty.
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