Streams

It's Getting Hot in Here: What Heat Does to You

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dr. Susi Vassallo, clinical associate professor in the department of medicine at NYU Langone, explains what happens to your body, brain, and behavior when the temperature rises.

Guests:

Dr. Susi Vassallo

Comments [4]

Lilly from manhattan

I tried to get on air, but there was no time left. In the future, could you please ask questions about LOW blood pressure and people suffering from it. There is so much information about high blood pressure, but almost nothing about low blood pressure.
These days my blood pressure falls to 70/50 and I am constantly tired, dizzy, sleepy, disoriented. I am 48, in good health, I eat healthy vegetarian diet, and I don't take any medications. But most of the year I feel miserable because of my extremely low blood pressure. I know other people with the same problem but no solutions. And no, coffee doesn't help at all.

Jul. 22 2014 01:17 PM

One thing I learned while living in Louisville, KY was let you body adjust to the heat. Try not to use the air conditioning, going in and out from air conditioning just makes the heat feel worse.
Old Louisville houses have huge windows, opening one set at the bottom and the ones across the room on the top. Creates a breeze.

Jul. 22 2014 11:22 AM
Cbob from nyc

Is kelp a helpful supplement to lessen either heat stroke or heat exhaustion symptoms?

Jul. 22 2014 11:06 AM
Mike from Rockefeller Center

What stat is more useful, humidity % or dew point?

Jul. 22 2014 11:02 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.