We are truly in the dog days of summer. At On Time Elmer plumbing, we understand not everyone has access to air conditioning. That’s why it’s so important to keep a close eye on friends, family and neighbors during these consecutive days of triple-digit heat – particularly the elderly.
According to the Mayo Clinic, here are some of the signs of heat stress or heat exhaustion.
- Feeling dizzy
- Intense sweating
- Low blood pressure
- Low-grade fever
- Heat cramps
If someone you know experiences these symptoms, the Mayo Clinic recommends getting them the following: get them into the shade or somewhere with air conditioning, have them lay down with legs slightly elevated and provide them with a glass of cool water or another drink without caffeine. If the person faints or gets worse, obviously call 911.
We may think we’re used to 100-degree weather here in Texas, but it never hurts to keep an eye on those around us.