Storm Team 4
Drink plenty of fluids
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MILWAUKEE - With the temperature soaring this week, doctors are warning Wisconsinites to be properly hydrated.
"If (you) get to the point where (you) are unusually uncomfortable, a little lightheaded, or nauseated, get out of the heat," said Dr. Charles Cady, an associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Our bodies have to adjust to the amount of heat it is enduring, according to Cady.
"As the body is trying to keep itsef cool, we sweat. We lose a lot of water and we lose a lot of salt so it's a matter of maintaining our hydration status as well as our body temprature," he explained.
With a high in the mid-90's, drinking enough fluid is essential. But Cady warned alcohol can be a detriment.
"Alcohol tastes good going down and it may feel very refreshing," he said. "(But) it can dehydrate you pretty quickly."