Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration

Sweating is what your body uses to cool itself. However, sweating may not be enough during times of hot weather and high humidity to cool off your body. A heat illness (heat exhaustion) may develop as your body temperature rises to dangerous levels. The primary factor in developing a heat illnesses occurs when one stays out in the heat too long. One’s physical condition and level of exercise given one’s age are also factors. Older adults, young children and those who are sick or overweight are most at risk. Limiting time in the heat, replenishing salt and minerals and drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration can help.

Dehydration can occur when your body doesn’t have enough fluid to properly work. Three quarts of water/day is needed by the average person. However, you will need a lot more than that if you are out in the sun.

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We are open seven days a week with extended hours in some of our clinics. Care is provided for infants all the way through adults. And most insurance plans are accepted. Whether you are visiting the Ocean City area or a resident on the Delmarva Peninsula, take advantage of the services offered at Your Doc’s In. Your Doc’s In, “For Life’s Little Emergencies”. Proudly serving the community on the Eastern Shore since 2005.