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Coping and staying healthy in hot weather and heatwaves including heat related conditions, tips, emergency treatment and recovery
If you or someone you know have a chronic health condition such as renal, cardiovascular and diabetes, or mental health condition, you may be more likely to have health problems when the weather is hot.
The medicines you take may change how your body responds to hot weather and could mean you do not realise that you are becoming overheated or dehydrated.
To protect yourself in the hot weather, follow these tips:
Always look out for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness in yourself and others. A person with a mental health condition or a cognitively impaired person may not be able to tell you when they are feeling hot or unwell.