Medical Minute – Sponsored by Abilene Regional Medical Center

Welcome to the Medical Minute sponsored by Abilene Regional Medical Center.

JUNE 2019 is reminding  you about Heat Stroke.

Summer is here, and so is the Texas heat! In hot temperatures your body may be unable to properly cool itself, leading to serious health problems. Do you know the signs of a heat stroke? Symptoms to watch for are:

  • high body temperature, above 103
  • hot, red, dry skin – no sweating!
  • fast, strong pulse
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • confusion
  • passing out

If you see any of these signs, get medical help immediately!

You can beat the heat by:

  • Drinking water often. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Wearing light, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Avoiding unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.
  • If possible, stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day.
  • If you must got outside dress properly and take breaks often.

 About Abilene Regional Medical Center

Abilene Regional Medical Center is a 231 bed, full service, all private room acute care hospital where technology and skilled professionals come together to provide compassionate, customer-focused care. Key services include an Emergency Department, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Accredited Stroke Center, Women’s Services, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Wound Care, Cardiac Rehab, Wellness Center, robotic assisted surgery and the area’s first accredited Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  With more than 200 physicians and 800 employees, Abilene Regional Medical Center is committed to serving your healthcare needs.  Visit us at AbileneRegional.com for a complete listing of services.