Dehydration and overheating
Extreme heat and dry conditions can cause you to dehydrate
and your body to overheat. It’s important to make sure
you eat a balanced diet to help your body replace any salt
you lose by sweating. You should also drink plenty of fluids
and remember, it’s possible you may become
dehydrated before feeling thirsty. Take particular care and
speak to your GP or practice nurse if you have heart failure
or take medication that affects water retention.
Watch out for certain signs, particularly muscle cramps
in your arms, legs or stomach, mild confusion, weakness
or sleep problems. If you have any of these, rest in a cool
place and drink plenty of fluids. Seek medical advice if your
symptoms persist or worsen.