In Health News, the first official summer heat wave is creeping across the US.
Health experts are urging people to take special precautions when dealing with scorching temperatures and oppressive humidity.
“Any age group can become effected by getting too much heat; being too hot and heat exhaustion or heat stroke,” said Doctor Elizabeth Paras, New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Doctor Paras says it doesn’t take long to feel the heat.
“People can feel nauseous, they can feel like they’re having headaches, they’re weak, they can even have muscle aches but, and that is definitely dangerous and those people need water, need a cold dry place to be in,” said Doctor Paras, “But when they become altered or lethargic, you know, in worse case scenarios you can actually go into a coma, a seizure,”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says even short periods in the heat can cause serious health problems.
They recommend keeping your eye on local weather reports, and try to plan the day accordingly.
Reporting on Health Matters, I’m Jessica Solis.