Friday, July 19, 2024

TAMU: tips to avoid heat exhaustion, heatstroke

By Paul Schattenberg Texas A&M University

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — As summer temperatures increase, so does the threat of a heat-related illness. To help reduce this risk, Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Extension Service experts offer tips on how to keep your cool and stay safe in the heat.

“Heat exhaustion can occur when the body heats up faster than its ability to cool down,” said Dr. Mike Lopez, AgriLife Extension specialist in family and community health, Bryan-College Station. “It is the body’s response to excessive loss of water and salt, which can cause symptoms like heavy sweating, faintness, dizziness. . .

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