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Well it is time now if you now -- for Sunday house call and joining us this morning is doctor Marc Siegel associate professor of medicine at the NYU went on medical center.
Did you know it's also the author of the inner pulse unlocking the secret code of sickness and health.
And doctor Davis -- who's the new chair of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Professor of neurology at -- I'm not sure -- life.
You know enough.
Curtis and it must be the heat -- -- the heat is just unbelievable out there are some parts of our country 124 degrees or so.
In Death Valley in Las Vegas authorities saying there that the heat may have had killed at least one man inside his home.
Others say it's nearly a 120 degrees and today throughout the southwest and those temperatures look at -- look at that -- -- not going down at all any time soon so doctor Siegel what advice do you have an -- we need to do is more than just like staying in air conditioner.
You know something our weather people -- about all of the extreme weather we get tornadoes hurricanes but it's actually heat that kills more people than any of these other combined.
We lose a thousand people a year -- heat and the ones are especially wanna focus on our children because.
We lose a over thirty babies or young children a year by people leaving them in cars.
It in -- and because the temperature inside cars skyrocket very quickly in the first ten minutes.
Goes up about twenty degrees so be careful about that the other thing -- is that with -- extreme heat.
You lose it very quickly you don't realize it because when you have very high temperature -- high humidity.
Your slack which is the -- sprinkler system doesn't work as well and you can't cool off the scare.
You get very fatigue you get headache you can get shortness of breath.
And before you know it that -- the body temperature could start to rise and you can get confused so I tell people.
The drink a lot of water that's obvious how Warner -- you at all times spend more time and air conditioning.
Spend more time and showers if you're very older brother -- shower cold shower but it was super cold doesn't work it's actually tepid water that works.
Very young very old have to really watch out we -- lose mainly the elderly especially people on prescription drugs that may be on diuretics.
They can lose -- very rapidly and -- very very lightly Wear this suit Stephanopoulos.
Let's start to -- what you look -- for first.
How do you know if you're out there.
If it in begin to -- all -- may -- -- light headed or dizzy.
-- -- the first signs that -- you'd better get inside and get some water you just diagnose the case that I had that I operate on -- about two months ago and we're just a simple stand for kidney stone.
And he happens to be in the balcony his daughter caused -- eighty year old man who says that you know exactly the symptoms that you talk about his in this.
Not feeling himself these are concentrating well.
The first and they said was taken to the emergency room immediately ten minutes later I get a phone call saying that his -- -- seven over -- and fortunately which fluid.
He came back and everything is set seven and so it's available blood pressure so they give -- fluid and we've got lucky because sometimes occurred early this can go far and he may become irreversible so you're saying your blood pressure if you get really hot.
Your blood pressure goes down from dehydration right your heart rate will go up you would have a -- media a lot of Paulson -- who also bottom line is.
It -- there you have to be careful as mark mentioned our big medical conditions that have diuretics their blood pressure can go there.
You want to stay in air conditioning if you can afford it or the rule ms.
-- go to the mall.
And I asked for help that's a way to do it well hydration.
Did not only lose fluid but they also lose salt and men are also things such as -- it is good for you for younger guys.
That's not the day to go out there and exercise you gonna get cramps and you're gonna have a lot of problems some of the -- heat stroke which is a temperature bloody call we're 104.
That would lead to heat seek a -- and you can pass out so be very careful children as mark mentioned about feasting keep your children.
On attended died this year alone in 2013 to if you see somebody in the car called my one hour and kotsay and water and -- don't always do it so.
Right right that's little sodas and water and -- likes -- cancer strength but that's our advice can hydrate hydrate.
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