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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.



 
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