SSM-Audrain Nurse-Practitioner Tricia Watson Adams Shares Signs of Heat Exhaustion

A triple digit heat index is being predicted over the next several days.

Patricia Watson Adams Nurse-Practitioner with SSM Audrain says it is important to recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion.

  • Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat.
  • Heavy sweating.
  • Faintness.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Weak, rapid pulse.
  • Low blood pressure upon standing.
  • Muscle cramps.

Adams says it is important to stay hydrated with caffeine free beverages and if symptoms persist seek medical help.



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