Saturday, July 22, 2006

It's Hot Out There


We're having a heat wave. It was 106 degrees in my neighborhood today, and I saw a jogger running at 2 pm. This is not advisable. Two thirds of the heat generated during exercise is converted to an inner source of heat which contributes to heat injury. Heat stroke refers to body temperature above 105 degrees and it is associated with mental status changes such as loss of consciousness or coma. However prior to onset of heat stroke, there may be nausea, dizziness, headache, and difficulty with speaking or walking.
Treatment of these symptoms known as heat exhaustion, involves fluids, sprinkling water and fanning the patient, and applying ice packs to the head, neck, abdomen, groin, and under the arms. If there is any evidence of heat stroke then it is an emergency, and the patient needs medical attention immediately. Remember to stay well hydrated. Don't wait until you're thirsty before you drink water.

References: Medical Letter. Volume 45, July 23, 2003. CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response.

7 comments:

Barney said...

Thanks for this - I'm French living in the UK, and over here we're experiencing previously unknown levels of constant heat - naturally humans can survive perfectly under these conditions but people just don't know how to deal with them over here. It helps if I can refer these people to a real Dr to confirm that, yes, you may need to change your lifestyle rather than simply heaping all the effort onto ice-water, air-con, and mountains of anti-perspirant (all completely counter-productive, if you ask me)!

Dr. Taraneh Razavi said...

Dear Barney,

Yes, in these conditions, it would be best to modify our activities.
Thank you for visiting my site, and I hope it will help some people to avoid activities that will cause them heat exhaustion.

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