Practical Prepping Podcast

Episode # 53, "Dealing With Heat Related Illnesses"

April 26, 2021 Mark & Krista Lawley Episode 53
Practical Prepping Podcast
Episode # 53, "Dealing With Heat Related Illnesses"
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Practical Prepping Podcast
Episode # 53, "Dealing With Heat Related Illnesses"
Apr 26, 2021 Episode 53
Mark & Krista Lawley

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 53, 
"Dealing With Heat Related Illunesses"

Heat related illness
We discuss the people at greatest risk, and how our bodies regulate temperature by sweating, and we discuss how dehydration increases the risk.

Our Environment plays a large part in how well our bodies cool themselves as well. Air temp, humidity, wind speed, clothing and sun exposure, figure into heat related illnesses. Even high body fat is a factor.

Certain medications may increase risk of heat related illnesses. These include psychotropic drugs, some medication for Parkinson's disease, tranquilizers, diuretics, and birth control medications.

Heat illnesses range from mild heat cramps to life threatening heat stroke. We cover them all.

Heat stroke (THIS IS LIFE ENDANGERING)
The body loses the ability to cool itself.
This is an acute medical emergency !
Call 911 immediately!
Do Not give the parient anything to drink.
Remove as much clothing as possible.
Immerse in cool bath, or Ice pack armpits, groin, and neck areas to lower core temperature.
Transport to medical facility is necessary.

Prevention of all heat related illnesses:
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Did we say hydrate?
Before, during, & after activities
Wear appropriate clothing
Pace yourself
Utilize morning and evening cooler temps
Limit direct sun exposure
Take frequent breaks for rest & hydration 

Finally, Never Leave Children in Cars:

  • Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
  • When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.

Please consider supporting the podcast by buying us a cup of coffe. You can do that by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/practicalprep

We invite you to drop us an email at [email protected]
Give us feedback. Tell us what you like or dislike about the podcast, or suggest episode topics. You can also ask questions of either Mark or Krista.

Visit our website at www.practicalprepping.info

Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for more episodes of Practical Prepping Podcast.

Show Notes

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 53, 
"Dealing With Heat Related Illunesses"

Heat related illness
We discuss the people at greatest risk, and how our bodies regulate temperature by sweating, and we discuss how dehydration increases the risk.

Our Environment plays a large part in how well our bodies cool themselves as well. Air temp, humidity, wind speed, clothing and sun exposure, figure into heat related illnesses. Even high body fat is a factor.

Certain medications may increase risk of heat related illnesses. These include psychotropic drugs, some medication for Parkinson's disease, tranquilizers, diuretics, and birth control medications.

Heat illnesses range from mild heat cramps to life threatening heat stroke. We cover them all.

Heat stroke (THIS IS LIFE ENDANGERING)
The body loses the ability to cool itself.
This is an acute medical emergency !
Call 911 immediately!
Do Not give the parient anything to drink.
Remove as much clothing as possible.
Immerse in cool bath, or Ice pack armpits, groin, and neck areas to lower core temperature.
Transport to medical facility is necessary.

Prevention of all heat related illnesses:
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Did we say hydrate?
Before, during, & after activities
Wear appropriate clothing
Pace yourself
Utilize morning and evening cooler temps
Limit direct sun exposure
Take frequent breaks for rest & hydration 

Finally, Never Leave Children in Cars:

  • Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
  • When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.

Please consider supporting the podcast by buying us a cup of coffe. You can do that by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/practicalprep

We invite you to drop us an email at [email protected]
Give us feedback. Tell us what you like or dislike about the podcast, or suggest episode topics. You can also ask questions of either Mark or Krista.

Visit our website at www.practicalprepping.info

Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for more episodes of Practical Prepping Podcast.