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Memorial Clinical Associates is a full-service primary care health practice serving the Memorial, Katy and Spring Branch Communities. We are continually involved in seminars and attending healthcare meetings to staying up-to-date on health news. We pride ourselves on the experience and education of our team. Our patients see great benefits in knowing our staff is well educated in current health issues, medicine, and treatments available.

It is essential that each member of the our team is uncovering new information about diseases and preventative care to be your valuable resource for health news and new offerings at MCA.


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Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after excessive exposure to high temperatures and in-proper hydration. 75% of the human body's weight is due to H20. Since we routinely lose water from a simple breath to a heavy sweat or bathroom break we must replenish that liquid on a regular basis during the hot season.

Tip #1: This summer plan ahead and take extra water to all outdoor events where increased sweating, activity, and heat stress will increase fluid loss. Encourage athletes and people who work outside to replace fluids at a rate that equals the loss.

Tip #2: Check weather forecasts for high heat index days. Avoid excessive exercise and outdoor exposure on those days. If outdoor events are planned be sure to schedule activities when temperatures are lower.

Tip #3: The young and elderly, people with high blood pressure, and individuals working or exercising in hot environments are more likely to experience heat exhaustion. Take extra care, and be sure to take breaks from heat exposure. Look for shaded areas outside.

Tip #4: Avoid alcohol consumption when in a hot environment, as alcohol increases water loss and impairs your ability to recognize early signs of dehydration.

Tip #5: Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothes while outdoors, and drink plenty of water.

Symptoms:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • fainting
  • dry mouth
  • cessation of sweating and tear production by the eyes

Treatment:

  • Frequent small amounts of cool liquids
  • Rest in a cool area, or get to air-conditioning
  • Cool shower or bath
  • Lightweight clothing

The victim's pulse rate will be fast and weak, breathing will be fast and shallow. If the heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to a severe case of "Heat Stroke", which is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical attention if the individual has heart problems or high blood pressure.

 

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