With the rising temperatures come the higher risk of heat illnesses.
To prevent heat illnesses, it’s important to increase your fluid intake. Health experts recommend drinking at least 24 ounces of water before going outside.
When you do go out, wear light clothing so it doesn’t attract more sun. It’s also recommended to be in an air-conditioned area as much as you can.
Not following these tips could quickly escalate to a dangerous heat illness.
“We are made of proteins, we have lipids and all those kinds of things,” said primary care physician Dr. Luis Fernandez. “All those molecules can absolutely change with high temperatures. So the brain will suffer, your heart and all internal organs.”
Heat stroke happens when the body reaches 104 degrees or more. When it does happen, call 911 and try to cool off the victim.