With the sweltering temperatures that have been keeping many people looking for shade, it's important to know that heat-related illnesses are becoming more and more prevalent.
Dr. Joesph Bocka of Summa Lake Medina says they've had plenty of people come in with symptoms of heat exhaustion. "Heat exhaustion is characterized by dehydration, headache, nausea, and other symptoms, and a lot of times they are so behind on their fluids, so they have to need IV's to catch up," Bocka said.
Heat exhaustion can be very dangerous and could lead to heat stroke, which is the most serious heat-related illness.
Dr Bocka said when the heat index rises to dangerous temperatures of 104 degrees or higher, the risk of developing heat exhaustion increases.
"It does not take much time at all, especially if it's an elderly person and if they're on specific medications that would make them prone to dehydration."
With the temperatures soaring in the region, it's easy to become a victim of heat-related illness, and Dr. Bocka reiterates that exercising in the heat can also be very dangerous if you don't stay fully hydrated.
"If you are starting to feel lightheaded or thirsty, you need to get out of the heat and get some fluids," he says.
"Another sign, is when your feel your pulse getting faster, you don't want to take a risk, so just find some shade as soon as possible and get hydrated."
The temperature is expected to reach triple digits Friday.