CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It is that time of the year, now especially this weekend, when you have to keep an eye on your health when it comes to heat.

Heat-related illnesses occur every year and can sometimes lead to death if not treated right away. It is important to know the signs of heat exhaustion which include

  • Feeling dizzy or fainting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool or clammy skin
  • Muscle cramps

These signs can also be related to dehydration. If you experience any of these it’s important to get to a cool, air conditioned place, drink lots of water and take a cool shower or apply an ice pack on yourself.

The most dangerous when it comes to heat illnesses is a heat stroke. Some signs of a heat stroke include:

  • Throbbing headache
  • Not being able to sweat
  • Red hot skin
  • Loss of consciousness

If you experience any of these call 911 immediately.