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Heat Emergencies

Heat emergencies are caused by prolonged exposure to hot weather or extreme heat. Other causes include excessive exercise, dehydration, heart disease, sweat gland problems and wearing too much clothing. There are three categories that occur in increasing severity and becomes more worrisome, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Although it can occur to anyone, including […]

The Concern over Heat Burn

The skin is the largest organ of the body, with many functions including regulating the body temperature and acting as a barrier between the environment and the body. With many external factors in the environment, the skin is the easiest organ to injure in the body. Most people love going to the beach to swim […]

Common Emergencies Due to Excessive Heat

The body is adapted to a certain temperature range. When body temperature falls too low or too high, vital body processes can be significantly affected resulting in a host of health problems. Exposure to excessive heat such as prolonged stay in hot environment, especially during summer, and poor workplace conditions can lead to emergencies. Disclaimer: […]