HCF - Stay Fit and Well
Extreme temperatures or simply exposure to too much sun can have serious effects. Here’s a guide to the symptoms of heat-related conditions and how to treat them.
Everyone should take extra care during very hot weather but some people are more at risk of being badly affected, South Australia's Department of Health warns. These include the elderly and very young, as well as pregnant women and people with medical conditions or on medications that limit their ability to sweat.
Heat illnesses range from easily managed to life threatening, so it's important to be able to recognise them and respond appropriately.
Dehydration symptoms include profuse sweating and being thirsty. Immediate treatment includes: