Items Tagged ‘sweating’

How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

June 20, 2018

How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., when running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), […]

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Tags: childrens health, dehydration, fever, health tips, heat exhaustion, heat exposure, heat stress, heat stroke, heat wave, heat-related illness, hot weather, sweating


Heat stroke: Do you know the signs?

July 10, 2017

Heat stroke: Do you know the signs?

By uclahealth uclahealth

As you head into the hottest months of the year, be sure to stay cool. Overheating can lead to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. Both children and adults are at risk when exposed to heat without proper hydration. Humidity only makes the problem worse. How heat stroke develops Heat stroke develops when the […]

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Tags: coping with heat, dehydration, dizziness, heat stroke. heat, high temperatures, humidity, signs of heat stroke, summer heat, sunscreen, sweating, treatment for heat stroke


Why athletes need to know how much they sweat

August 24, 2016

Why athletes need to know how much they sweat

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

We all know it’s important to stay hydrated when exercising, but just how much should we be drinking? It depends. Sweating is the primary way we lose fluid, but each of us loses it at a different rate – which means each of us has a different amount to drink. Instead of winging it, says […]

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Tags: athletes, dehydration, Dr Daniel Vigil, exercise, fitness, sports, sweat, sweat rate, sweating