Patient Comments: Heat-Related Illness - Causes

Question:

What are the triggers or causes of your heat-related illness? How do you avoid these triggers? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: V Enkeli, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 25

I personally feel dizzy when it is hot, and whenever I feel the weather is hot (from 23 C and above in open areas and 21 and above in closed areas) I had even fainted a few times because it was too hot for me to cope with. It started with me since I was 13 I believe, and now I'm almost 28. Drinking cold water and having cold compresses is how I avoid fainting whenever I feel hot.

Comment from: NZmike, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 13

I play the part of a big furry animal at our local hospital's children's ward once a week, and I get very hot in the costume. It's only an hour a week, but worried it will harm me. I'm 78 years old.

Comment from: joan, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

I have asthma and get overheated easily.

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