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-- this city and it is certainly hot across this country seventeen states are under extreme heat warnings and in many places.
It's been over a hundred degrees for days on and this is an example -- Oklahoma City -- -- It's been a hundred degrees every day for nearly a month that's a long time -- leave in a -- is in emergency room physician in Baltimore.
And actor of street deal with this a lot as a hot down there in Baltimore as well what do -- -- first signs of heat stroke.
What you know there -- -- continuum the way that we lose heat is we sweat and it evaporate if it's very hot and muggy outside.
The evaporation doesn't work well so there's a continuum from heat exhaustion -- -- nausea vomiting sweating and that -- flash goes double.
All the way to heat stroke when you have neurological symptoms.
Like coma sometimes it can be call -- confusion seizures.
And that's a medical emergency got a call 911 and and how do you -- -- I feel like we turn around these these terms like -- heat exhaustion -- you that you have heat stroke you've been outside -- not feeling well.
But after around the terms like how do you know when it's really time that you gotta -- be up your first of -- if you're outside and you're really feeling sick -- you really can't catch your breath and you can sweating a lot and you don't feel right you should get out of the elements get to -- cool place.
If you happen flooding alike -- -- some -- some time Gatorade has.
Some electoral -- and that.
But any time someone is confused.
And they're outside in the heat that you got -- call 911 right away because heat -- of life threatening it killed.
What prevents it.
Well pretty much cooling down and and the problem is seniors the very elderly kids there are more at risk.
Seniors that are shut inside with no air conditioning you have to have air circulating -- open a window have a fan.
But it's really just getting out of the elements don't do your exercise in the hottest part of the day.
The British -- medical journal had an interesting article I want to ask you about about water consumption because that's of course a big thing we talk about when it's summer -- right you gotta make sure yet your bottle -- water.
And and what have that.
-- the opinion pieces in there was talking about how.
Intense hydration is really.
I -- thing we know because of marketing not necessarily something we need all the time but I would be careful with this because obviously it's hot outside so we don't I tell people not to drink water but what's the truth.
Use your thirst to gauge it but it is interesting a lot of these studies came from a ninth in in this interpretation of a 1945.
Report that said you should have won milliliter -- -- fifth of the -- -- -- water for every calorie.
19100 calories a day that's about 64 -- of that it became eight by 88 -- glasses eight ounces in a glass.
But that's -- misconception -- studies have shown that it's necessary.
And what they misinterpret and the end of it it said there's enough water in the food you get -- have 85% water.
So gear it towards your thirst.
You know most people have normal thirst mechanism if you -- outside and you're sweating a lot you'll feel more thirsty and drink more but that eight by eight it it's never been proven.
To be affected truthfully it it all goes back in 1945 and -- misinterpretation.
Use you're -- -- it.
If you're sick or you are having heat exhaustion you might need a little bit more interesting to note 1945 meaning that about that I got to -- agreed to -- is always thank you so much for the test we appreciate -- either.
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