The summer is in full swing now, which means lots of outdoor activities! It also means a lot more heat and a lot more sun, which could lead to sunburns, or even worse, heatstroke, and the risk of getting heat stroke grows the longer you’re exposed to the sun. Thankfully, there are some very simple things you can do to help prevent that from happening.
Be Sun Smart
- Spending some time in the shade during the summer can help your body manage the outdoor heat. By not staying in direct sunlight constantly, you can prevent not only heatstroke, but also sunburn.
- Make sure that you take regular breaks from whatever activity you’re doing. If you’re hiking for example, take 5 minutes to relax every so often. That will give your body a moment to rest and allow you to take stock of how you’re feeling.
- The most important thing you can do to help prevent heat stroke is to hydrate. Drinking enough water will keep your body temperature regulated, as well as replenish fluids that you use up when you’re out in the heat. Having enough water in your system will also help protect you from fatigue and headaches, both of which can happen when you’re in the sun too long.
Hydration is important year-round, but especially during the summer months when the temperatures are highest. Because heatstroke can come on gradually, you might not even realize you’re having one at first. And by the time you’re experiencing symptoms such as excessive sweating, rapid heart rate, fatigue, difficulty thinking and more, you’ll need immediate medical attention.
Need Fast Hydration Relief? Try IV Therapy!
Lake Urgent Care Hydration & Wellness is Baton Rouge’s newest IV therapy center located at the corner of Lee Drive and Highland Road. IV therapy is a type of therapy commonly used for its wide range of health benefits, which can include anti-aging, improved immune system minimized anxiety, reversed symptoms of hangovers and more. At Lake Urgent Care Hydration & Wellness, we believe our experience in delivering convenient, quality healthcare is a key component in assuring you receive the best combination of nutrients during your IV Therapy treatment. Our clinicians are prepared to work with you to customize your injections based on your personal needs and lifestyle. Additionally, because IV treatment is administered directly into the veins, the results may be faster than those of oral or other traditional medicines.
When it comes to health and wellness, consistency is always key. That’s why we also offer several membership options so you can get the most out of your IV Therapy treatments, and save money.
Stay Healthy and Hydrated with Lake Urgent Care
If you think you or a loved one is experiencing heatstroke, contact emergency services immediately. Lake Urgent Care/Lake After Hours is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have when it comes to safe summer activities for you and your family. We can help you with scrapes, cuts, colds, and bruises, and more. Our priority here at Lake Urgent Care/Lake After Hours is to provide you with the highest level of service, with the greatest quality of service. You can walk in at any time, and you can also check-in online. Contact us for more information.