Skip to Content

Some medications may increase your risk of heat illness

Heat is a major danger to health, and some medications and health conditions can make the dangers of extreme heat worse.

June 11, 2024
 A man drinking water from a bottle.

Chronic health conditions may also increase risk for heat illness.

"Extreme heat has dire consequences for obesity patients because many of these patients suffer from diabetes and heart disease, and it won't take much to become dehydrated," Dr. Frank Chae, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Program at Sky Ridge Medical Center told Scripps News.

Watch the Scripps News segment.

Learn more about Dr. Frank Chae and the team at Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery.

Published:
June 11, 2024

Related Newsroom Articles


Newly-approved drug offers another tool for weight loss 

November 14, 2023
The active ingredient in the new drug was previously approved by the FDA to treat Type 2 diabete

Newly-approved drug offers another tool for weight loss 

November 14, 2023
The active ingredient in the new drug was previously approved by the FDA to treat Type 2 diabete