Heat Wave Causing Increase in Hospital Visits
July a Busy Month For Doctors
Omaha, NE - The intense heat is causing an increase in emergency room visits.
Doctors tell KMTV Action 3 News this month has been especially busy for hospitals. Since July 1st, there have been more than 100 incidents of heat illness metrowide. Some of those even related to heat stroke and hyperthermia.
"There are probably three or four cases a year of hyperthermia," said Dr. Tom Cheatle at Bellevue Medical Center. "Your heart rate increases and you become more flushed."
Doctors encourage that if the heat is getting to you to not try to cool down too quickly. That could actually worsen your condition.