Dehydration or heat stroke? | Health & Fitness

Deyhdration Heat

Heat-related illnesses include dehydration, when the body loses more fluid that it takes in; and heat stroke, when the body temperature rises to 104 degrees or higher.

Summer may be coming to an end, but our risk for heat related illness is still very real. I learned that first hand a few weeks ago.

The weather had been hot, but it was not a particularly strenuous day for me. I remember drinking fluids that day, though apparently not enough. That evening while sitting on the porch, I suddenly felt tired, dizzy and confused.

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