Heat & Outdoor
Heat and Dehydration
Why does dehydration occur more often in the hot weather?
- In hot weather or climates the body temperature rises
- As a result, the body’s sweat rate increases as it attempts to ‘cool itself’ down
- Through sweat there is the loss of both fluid and electrolyte – this can lead to dehydration and / or heat related illnesses.
Common symptoms of heat illnesses: Dizziness, nausea/vomiting, confusion, cramps, lethargy, headache.
NOTE: Many of the above symptoms are associated with dehydration.