The Law Badgers WANT YOU TO protect yourself in the broiling summer heat

 

HEAT IS NO JOKE. AVOID A STROKE

Heat stroke is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s temperature rises to an unsafe level. The body’s ability to sweat and regulate its temperature breaks down, and the person may become confused, disoriented, and suffer from seizures or other serious health complications. The practice area of Personal Injury Phoenix Arizona includes heat stroke.

While heat stroke can happen to anyone, it is especially dangerous for young children, older adults, people with chronic medical conditions, and athletes who are participating in strenuous activity in hot weather.There are several steps that you can take to prevent heat stroke, including:- Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, even if you’re not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks.- Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light clothing.

In Phoenix Arizona especially, the heat is no joke. Temperatures can climb to 120 degrees and more.  If you’re going to be outdoors, it’s important to take extra precautions to avoid heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in the shade as much as possible, and take breaks often. And if you start to feel any symptoms of heat stroke, such as dizziness, headache, or nausea, get out of the heat and into a cool place immediately.If you are hiking in the heat, please be aware of the dangers and take necessary precautions. Drink plenty of water, wear light clothing and a hat, and take breaks often in shady areas. If you start to experience any symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, such as dizziness, headache, nausea, or vomiting, stop hiking immediately and call 911.

Heat related injuries occur daily in Phoenix Arizona and hikers often have to be rescued by helicopter from Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain. The resultant injuries and evacuation bills can climb into the tens of thousands of dollars. Hiking early in the morning can help alleviate heat related injuries, but they still happen. Protect yourself!  Drink lots of water, take rests in the shade, and understand the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. They could save your life!

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