What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

Dr. Jen Ashton details the symptoms of heat exhaustion for the summer months ahead.
0:59 | 06/17/21

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including a heat wave that has millions of people across this country sweltering, and that does bring us to our big number of the day, 127 degrees, that is how hot it could be today in death valley, and that's just one of the areas that are facing potential triple-digit temperatures. That's not just any triple digit. That's one that I've never seen before. So this record-breaking heat out west, obviously, and the southwest, comes with some health risks, some medical concerns, what are those? 100%. And these things can happen with just three sequential days of temperatures over 90 degrees, so some things that people need to look out for in terms of heat-related illness. Heat exhaustion, symptoms are cramps, nausea, vomiting, this is kind of the first stage, and then it can move on to the second stage, of heat stroke, symptoms including dry skin, this is when the body loses the ability to cool itself down, confusion, rapid heart rate, and seizures. This is a medical emergency. You need to call 911 and get that person into a cool environment.

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