For seniors, heat stroke is even more serious. It involves a rise in body temperature since the body's sweating mechanism is no longer working.
If you become very hot and flushed and are not sweating, take a cool bath, drink fluids and seek medical attention.
To avoid being sidelined this summer, remember these tips:
- Don't stay in the heat for long periods.
- Don't schedule physically strenuous work for during midday hours.
- Rest in a cool place; drink plenty of fluids.
This information is not a substitute for consultation with a personal physician.
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