Heat sickness

06. 03 HEATMedford, Ore., – With temperatures starting to rise in the valley, so is the risk of getting heat sickness.

Mercy Flights paramedics say they start to see a lot more people getting heat stroke, or fainting as soon as the summer temperatures start to heat up.

“The most important thing for people to know is to make sure they’re aware of their limitations and to hydrate. Lots and lots of water during the day, soda doesn’t count as hydration, you need to have water.” said Mercy Flights field supervisor Darren Healey.

He says some warning signs to be aware of are light headed-ness, feeling weak or shaking and muscle cramping.

If any of those symptoms start to occur, find a cool place immediately or call emergency services.

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