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Beat the Heat, Part 1 | Feed the Need Missions
Summer is here and we have a few important things for you to keep in mind to help "Beat the Heat" and how Feed the Need Missions is going to help the communities we serve. According to an article from the City of Houston Health Department, people die each year from extreme heat. And some suffer from serious physical illnesses because of the high heat and humidity in Texas. Here are a few physical illnesses to watch for during extreme heat temperatures: HEAT EXHAUSTION is the body's response to an excessive loss of the water and salt contained in sweat. The most prone to heat exhaustion are the elderly, people with high blood pressure and people working or exercising in high heat. The symptoms of heat exhaustion include: heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting and fainting. The skin may be cool and moist. The victims pulse rate will be fast and weak and breathing will be fast and shallow. If untreated, heat exhaustion may lead