Health Tip: At Risk of Heat Illness?
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Factors that make you more vulnerable
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Everyone's prone to heat-related illness, but you may have risk factors that make you more vulnerable to heatstroke, heat exhaustion or heat cramps.
The National Safety Council says you're at greater risk if:
- You have a chronic heart or circulatory problem.
- You're a senior citizen.
- You work outside.
- You take certain medications, especially those that help regulate body temperature or sweat.
- You abuse drugs or alcohol.
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