People Working Outdoors at Risk for Heat Stroke
WESLACO – The risk of a heat stroke increases as temperatures rise.
Dressing appropriate, staying hydrated and staying indoors are basic tips, but not all can follow these tips.
A local construction worker tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the heat isn’t anything new to him as he’s been working with the field for 10 years.
KRGV’s John Paul Barajas spoke with Dr. Eduardo Candanosa to find out ways to prevent a heat stroke for those who work outdoors.
“I know that they have been outside all of their life, but they can have the symptoms and they can have a heat stroke,” says Dr. Candanosa.
The symptoms of heat stroke include muscle cramps, nausea, dizziness, headache and blurred vision. The symptoms can progress when the person enters an altered mental state or behavior.
Watch the video above for more information.