August 2, 2018 Summer Heat

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Key words & Phrases

  • Heat cramps
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke
  • liquid
  • plenty

Easy part 簡単 You can do it!

August is here. It is the hottest time of year in Japan.  In Florida, it seems that July is the hottest.  Everyone should be careful of the summer heat.  There are 3 main types of heat-related illnesses: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Please be careful, drink plenty of liquids, and keep cool!

Hard part チャレンジ  Give it your best shot!

(From The Mayo Clinic)

In hot weather, your body cools itself mainly by sweating. The evaporation of your sweat regulates your body temperature. However, when you exercise strenuously or otherwise overexert in hot, humid weather, your body is less able to cool itself efficiently.
As a result, your body may develop heat cramps, the mildest form of heat-related illness. Signs and symptoms of heat cramps usually include heavy sweating, fatigue, thirst and muscle cramps. Prompt treatment usually prevents heat cramps from progressing to heat exhaustion.
You usually can treat heat cramps by drinking fluids or sports drinks containing electrolytes (Gatorade, Powerade, others), getting into cooler temperatures, such as an air-conditioned or shaded place, and resting.
Untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition that occurs when your core body temperature reaches 104 F (40 C) or higher. Heatstroke requires immediate medical attention to prevent permanent damage to your brain and other vital organs that can result in death.
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