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Heat Stroke

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - As the calendar turns, the thermometer begins it's creep up.

Warmer and warmer temperatures are in our very near future, so now is the time to prepare.

Dr. Aisha Alsam is helping her patients avoid heat stroke.

Prevention is the key. Drink plenty of fluids; wear light weight, loosely fitting clothes and protect yourself from the sun.

Here is what to keep an eye out for-  headache; dizziness; disorientation; fatigue and if you stop sweating.

If you notice the symptoms, get the person indoor, gently apply cool water to the skin intravenous fluids can be necessary to compensate for fluid and electrolyte.

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