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Getting dehydrated can be a serious condition

Heat Illness



Your body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating just isn't enough. Your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels and you can develop a heat illness. Most heat illnesses occur from staying out in the heat too long. Exercising too much for your age and physical condition are also factors. Older adults, young children and those who are sick or overweight are most at risk. Drinking fluids to prevent dehydration, replenishing salt and minerals, and limiting time in the heat can help.

Heat-related illnesses include the following:

Getting dehydrated can be a serious condition

Heat Intolerance

Heat intolerance refers to a feeling of being overheated when the temperature around you rises. It can often cause heavy sweating.

Heat intolerance usually comes on slowly and lasts for a long time, but it may also occur quickly and be a serious illness.

Causes of Heat intolerance

Heat intolerance may be caused by the following:



Home Care for Heat intolerance

Keep room temperature at a comfortable level. Drink plenty of water.

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call your health care provider if you have unexplained heat intolerance.

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

Your health care provider will take a medical history and perform a physical examination.

Medical history questions may include:

Tests that may be performed include:


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