Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Be Careful of the Heat

You've got your Heat Stroke and your Heat Exhaustion and they have different symptoms.  According to The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine:
Heat Stroke;
   Hot, dry skin
   Constricted pupils!
   Body temperature in the very high neighborhood
Heat Exhaustion;
   Clammy skin
   Dilated pupils!
   Normal to low body temperature
How can the same condition (heat) cause completely contrasting sets of symptoms?  I'm stumped!  But even I can tell you to keep your perfectly normal pupils peeled for the nasty effects of 97 degree weather.  Yikes.

Source: The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine.

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