Morning Checkup: heat exhaustion

Morning Checkup: heat exhaustion

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Heat exhaustion is less about the temperature and more about your body's ability to cool itself.

Samaritan Medical Center's Dr. Bareeqah Ahmed and Dr. Mario Victoria talked about the condition during the hospital's Morning Checkup segment on 7 News This Morning.

You can watch their interview in the video.

The best bet for avoiding heat exhaustion is to stay hydrated, wear light clothing, and stay out of the sun.

Exercise is also a factor. About 10,000 high school athletes develop heat stroke each year.

If you have questions, you can call Samaritan at 315-785-4000.

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