Learn about the dangers of dehydration during pregnancy and ways to avoid heat-related illnesses. MommyPage talks about the sympotoms that could indicate dehydration, what to do if a pregnant woman is exhibiting these symptoms, and ways to keep cool in the summer heat.
With the summer heat upon us, it is important to remind ourselves of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Infants and toddlers cannot always communicate everything they’re feeling. Knowing what to look for and how and when to get treatment can make the difference between life and death. Every year about 50 percent [...]
What is Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke? Heat exhaustion is a condition that occurs when the body overheats. Exposure to high temperature, combined with high humidity or strenuous physical activity can lead to heat exhaustion. The body is unable to cool itself efficiently. Dehydration can develop. The main issue with dehydration is the loss of electrolytes and minerals (e.g., [...]