Heat Related Illnesses
July 28, 2021
In the hot summer months, we know it’s important to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and take breaks from the sun when possible. But what are the consequences of not doing those things? Heat related illness. The thing is, heat related illness can look different for different people. According to the CDC, the more extreme consequences of a heat related illness could be damage to vital organs such as the brain- leading possibly to death. In places with high humidity, like the southeastern United States, the risks of heat illness is more significant since it is harder for the human body to cool itself through sweat being evaporated. For specific information on different types of heat related illness, visit the CDC’s page for topics on the following, and more!
- Groups of people at greatest risk
- Heat stroke
- Heat exhaustion
- Heat cramps
- Heat rash
- Medications that may increase risks
If you need to see one of our providers this summer, our urgent care centers are open every day of the week 8:00 am to 8:00 pm- No appointment necessary! Click here for our page on vaccine facts and links to schedule your visit at our North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, or Summerville centers! Rapid Antigen and send-out PCR COVID-19 testing, as well as COVID-19 antibody testing is available, too! To be seen by a provider, simply walk in, or save your spot online by clicking here. For more information on using time-saving E-registration click here. We look forward to helping you Get Better. Faster!