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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion

(HealthDay News) -- Heat exhaustion occurs when the body becomes overheated because of exposure to high temperatures or overexertion during physical activity.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else has these symptoms:

  • Weakness or dizziness with nausea or headache.
  • Cool, clammy skin and/or excessive sweating.
  • Ashen color.
  • Extreme thirst, loss of appetite and dry mouth.
  • Weak or tired muscles that may cause collapse or cramping.

-- Diana Kohnle

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