Those who follow me on Facebook or Twitter will know that I don't cope well in the heat. I hate the high temperatures in Summer (and New Zealand is just coming out of Summer). I like feeling warm, yes, but there is a limit as to how much my body can tolerate.
Even in my youth, I didn't cope well with the heat, suffering from heat exhaustion and borderline heat stroke on numerous occasions. I know the signs and symptoms to look for. When people tell me that it's all in my head and that I don't know what I'm talking about...
I might not be a medical doctor, but I do have Outdoor First Aid training and personal experience to draw from. I also have AWESOME research skills.
For this month's new episode on Conversations in Science, I decided to talk about heat exhaustion, heat stroke and hypothermia, and a whole rafter of other weather related owies.
Weather Related Owies
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, March 19, 2018)
Jessie and I spoke about:
- heat exhaustion,
- heat stroke,
- and a whole rafter of related topics.
Most of my research for this show (revising what I already knew) came from the Mayo Clinic website. Not only will you find information about the latest medical research from one of the world's foremost leading medical research facilities, but you will also find first-aid notes, condition definitions (including symptoms and side effects), and much more. Normally, I would advocate to cross-check information found on the internet, but I trust the Mayo Clinic. They would never put something out in the public domain that they weren't prepare to stake their reputation on.