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Keeping healthy during the summer

Last updated 4th June, 2014

The NHS have produced an advice leaflet on how you can look after yourself this summer if there are long periods of hot weather.

It gives advice on the best ways to keep cool and highlights health risks, especially for the very young, the elderly and the seriously ill.

The main risks posed by a heatwave are:

  • dehydration (not having enough water)
  • overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing
  • heat exhaustion
  • heatstroke

You can download a copy of the leaflet here.

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