Basingstoke Team Parish

Temperature regulation

Heat causes blood vessels to widen thereby increasing heart rate and symptoms.stick man heat

Most people find symptoms are worse during the summer.

  • *You will need to further increase salt and fluid intake if you feel hot or start to sweat more.

  • *Have a spray bottle of water at hand for your face and neck. This will cool you down as the water evaporates from your skin.

  • *A fan can be helpful.

  • *Cooling vests have been used by some people

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 *Currently no available medical evidence. Based on patient experience and opinion.

Written by: Lorna Nicholsoninformaiton standard
Medically approved by: Dr Kavi, Prof Newton
Updated: 1/9/15
Review Date: 1/9/18
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