With summer here, high temperatures are taking their hold over Central Texas, making work and play during the day much more uncomfortable… and possibly more dangerous. Heat illness is a condition doctors and providers at ADC see a lot more of during the hottest months of the year.
As temperatures climb this summer, the heat isn’t just unpleasant, it can be deadly. Exposure to high temperatures can have health consequences that range from heat cramps to heat stroke.
With triple digit temperatures across Central Texas, ADC doctors are warning about the dangers of being out in the heat. ADC Family Practice Dr. Ramzi Dakour shared tips on how to stay safe in the heat.
Dr. Michael Romain talked with KTBC about the increased incidence of kidney stones brought on by the summer heat
Dr. Romain stopped by the KVUE studios to discuss the prevalence of kidney stones in Central Texans. He explained what causes kidney stones, what the symptoms are, how to avoid them and what to do if you get them.
The best thing to do is schedule outside activities for the coolest times of the day – early morning or late evening. But when that’s not possible, hydration is key.
Understanding how to keep active kids cool, no matter what sport they’re playing, can prevent heat-related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke—potentially life-threatening conditions.