Heat can affect anyone. However, it is more likely to affect young children, elderly people, and people with health problems. For instance, people with a medical condition that causes poor blood circulation, and those who take medications to get rid of water from the body (diuretics) or for certain skin conditions, may be susceptible. Consult with a physician if you have any questions about how your medication may affect your ability to handle heat.
Are you ready for a Heat Wave? Here is what you can do to prepare yourself and your family: