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Summer brings higher risk for heat exhaustion

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's not officially summer yet, but heat indeces are already reaching dangerously high levels.

To avoid heat exhaustion you should wear lightweight, light-colored clothing if you're outside very long. You also need to drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.

If you're doing strenuous activity, pace yourself and take frequent breaks. And paramedics say always watch for warning signs that you could be in trouble.

"Your skin is going to start turning very red. And you will be very hot to the touch. Once you have stopped sweating your body has used up all of your natural fluids, and has lost its ability to cool itself.

 And at that point, you really need to seek some type of shelter," said Dougherty EMS Supervisor, Phillip Jackson.

Signs of heat exhaustion are thirst, fatigue, and muscle cramps. If untreated it can progress to heat stroke. About 400 people die each year from heat exposure according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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