Laredo Health Department issues heat advisory

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Summer is here and Laredoans are trying their best to stay cool during the summer.

The Laredo Health Department is making sure that everyone knows how to prevent a heat stroke in the hot weather.

The department is advising everyone to stay hydrated even when you are not thirsty to prevent dehydration.

Experts also advise residents to stay in shaded areas if possible and take plenty of breaks if you are working or playing outside.

Doctors also say to limit soda pop, coffee and alcohol as they can attribute to dehydration.

Some of the symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke are, sweating, thirst, fatigue, dry skin, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.