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Your health in the heat

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Wearing sunscreen and drinking plenty of water will go a long way. Wearing sunscreen and drinking plenty of water will go a long way.
To help avoid any of that heat damage, try to stay out of the sun during the peak of the day or take breaks in the shade or in front of the air conditioner. To help avoid any of that heat damage, try to stay out of the sun during the peak of the day or take breaks in the shade or in front of the air conditioner.

Hot temperatures are on the way this weekend, but make sure while you're out enjoying the summer weather, you're also watching out for your health.

When the temperature goes up, so does the risk of heat-related health complications. Wearing sunscreen and drinking plenty of water will go a long way, but be on the look-out for symptoms like fatigue, cramping, and excessive sweating, because they could be signs of dehydration, heat stroke, or heat exhaustion. The damage done could last beyond the weekend.

"Well, it can definitely cause lasting damage if it does get to the point where your temperature is over 104 degrees and your body can start harming itself, basically, cause it can't regulate those high temperatures very well," said Dr. Ryan Gombash, Lima Memorial Hospital E.R. Physician.

To help avoid any of that heat damage, try to stay out of the sun during the peak of the day or take breaks in the shade or in front of the air conditioner. And of course, always wear sunscreen.

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