Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other natural disaster in Australia,
and people with pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease and
diabetes are among those most at risk. Extreme heat can cause heat cramps and
heat exhaustion and if left untreated can lead to heat stroke, which is fatal
in up to 80% of cases.
But there are ways to survive the heat.
Visit your doctor before it gets hot to see if you need to make changes to your medication on hot days.
Stay cool and drink plenty of water when the temperature rises
Don’t fall victim to this deadly natural disaster.
Together we can all survive the heat
Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/heat