FORT LEE, VA (WWBT) - The heat is here and if you don't protect yourself, there are a number of different ways the high temperatures and beating sun can impact your health.

Dr. Christopher Marshall is helping patients with dehydration at Family Health Clinic at the Crossings.

Breathing and sweating rob a significant water loss from the body that are more pronounced in hot weather.

Symptoms include headache, muscle cramps, decreased urine output, nausea and rapid heart beat.

If sweating stops and weakness or confusion appear seek immediate medical attention as you may be entering a state of dangerous dehydration and possible heat stroke.

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