-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- As summer approaches and
temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses,
"We are not invincible when it comes to exercise in the heat," said Brendon McDermott, an athletic trainer with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and member of the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) Medical and Science Advisory Board, in a news release from the National Athletic Trainers Association. "In extreme cases, if medical care is not provided in a timely manner, long-term damage and sometimes death can occur."
Among the most common heat-related illnesses:
To prevent and treat these illnesses before they become serious
or fatal, KSI and the National Athletic Trainers' Association
recommends that people who are going to exert themselves in the
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers
tips for preventing heat-related illnesses.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © EBSCO Publishing. All rights reserved.