If You Have One of These Health Conditions, Taking Extra Care in the Heat Is Important
We recently lived through what was likely the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, according to a shared July announcement by the World Meteorological Organization and Copernicus, the European Union’s climate monitoring program. And as the planet heats up, the health burden isn’t shared equally.
In terms of your underlying health, a range of conditions involving everything from the skin to the heart, can be aggravated by high temperatures. This means people with a health condition should be given extra care in times of extreme heat.
As always, you should consult your doctor or call 911 if you’re in distress or are having a hard time breathing. Also, it’s helpful to know the symptoms of heatstroke or whether it’s heat exhaustion, which typically occurs before heatstroke begins.
It’s also important to note that some health conditions (cardiovascular disease, for example) are more common in…