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Tri-State hospital doctor gives tips on ways to avoid heat stroke & exhaustion

Tri-State hospital doctor gives tips on ways to avoid heat stroke & exhaustion
CLARKSTON, WA - The temperatures have spiked since the end of last week, and Chief Weather Forecaster Keith Havens said that the heat is here to stay.

Tri-State Memorial Hospital's Doctor Juergen Lang said the best way to avoid heat stroke and exhaustion is to stay hydrated with not only water, but a substantial amount of electrolytes. And while each individual needs plenty of hydration, Lang warns drinking too much water can dilute a person's sodium level which is also dangerous. Finding a cool place to rest and drinking fluids with electrolytes is the best way to avoid over-heating.

"The Saudi's have a very good technique of cooling," said Dr. Lang. "And this is cooling patients that are too hot, and that is a misting, and then a fan blowing. That tends to cool you better than anything."

Doctor Lang warns that if a person fails to urinate at least three times a day, it could mean they're dehydrated.
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