It’s hot out there, try not to puke too much

H/T WRSA for the link.

Hogwarts School of Grid-Down Medicine and Wizardry

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Summer is kicking in the door and bringing heat, humidity, and bugs. Let’s look at the three main types of exertional heat injuries there are and how to treat them. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of each, so if you are out with friends and countrymen on journeys far and wide, and one of them gets goofy, you can figure out what’s going on and get him treated.

Factors affecting exertional heat injury

Heat injury occurs when the the body’s ability to cool itself and maintain a functional temperature is impaired. The things that affect the probability of heat injury are:

You – your levels of fitness, hydration, nutrition, health, and acclimatization are huge factors in whether or not you’ll be stricken with heat injury.  If you have been in Couch Potato mode for the last six months, then get inspired to go do a ten mile ruck…

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