As you read this I am in Manchester Tennessee enjoying Bonnaroo. If you look up the weather in Manchester rightnow you’ll see what has inspired this post. Even living in North Carolina can’t prepare me for the heat because I don’t generally spend 4 days, 24 hours per day outside in June. Another drink of water and a walk under the mister for me.
“Heat-related injuries can range from a relatively minor problem like heat cramps to a more serious condition like heat stroke, which can be fatal,” says Dr. Neal Flomenbaum, chief of emergency medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Common injuries include muscle cramps due to loss of water and salt through perspiration; heat exhaustion in the form of headaches, nausea and weakness; and heat stroke.”