Rising temperatures heighten concerns for area doctors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It may not be summer yet, but it will sure feel like it in the coming days. As temperatures rise, so does concern from area doctors.
Temperatures will reach well into the 90s for several days and heat indices will also be a factor, but local doctors say they will be ready.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke send dozens to Norton Audubon Hospital every year, and doctors are trying to get in front of it.
Physicians are warning people to do everything they can to prepare themselves for the extreme temperatures.
"Stay hydrated, stay in the shade as much as you can, and postpone any activities that can be rescheduled so you aren't doing them in the heat of the day," Norton's ER Director Robert Couch said.
High body temperature, shallow breathing and confusion can be signs there may be a problem. If you or someone you know is experiencing heat stroke, doctors say to take action.
Doctors suggest immersing the person in cold water, and placing ice packs on their head and neck. They also say you should make wise clothing choices.
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