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  • #16
    Hi everyone,Its been pretty hot here in N.y to.I can definitely feel a difference when its hot and humid.as opposed to just hot.I dont live far from the city and it seems that the quality of air is just terrible(I dont know how people coped in the 70s when their was no emmissions laws for cars).today was especially bad,but I try and minimize activity during the hottest parts of the day and like leon do my walking in the evening.I hope everyone is feeling good take care mike
    One day at a time.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Sarah
      Because we deal with heat by sweating, the increased moisture in humid air reduces the speed of cooling and dry air is going to suck the sweat right off of you.
      This is very true, and after working outdoors quite a bit in both climates I do have to say that the dry heat does feel a bit better to me. But as much as I miss the semi-arid climate out west, the dry environments are probably just as bad or even worse for HCM'ers because you become dehydrated so much faster. At times you don't even feel yourself perspiring because the sweat evaporates right out of you. There's no sense of fluid loss, and by the time your mouth is dry you are already severely dehydrated.

      Jim
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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      • #18
        I work in a retirement home as a nurse with no A/C and I find that I having a hard time breathing and I am extremely tired after work (nap times are great) I just keep well hydrated and try to slow down by taking many mini breaks.

        Helen

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        • #19
          Retirement homes witout AC? Isn't that like illegal. I'd die without AC! The storms almost did me in last year and that was just for a few days and alot of rain!

          Mary S.

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          • #20
            Right now the current conditions at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are:

            107 degrees
            Feels like 104 degrees
            Dewpoint: 50 degrees
            Humidity: 15%

            This is very typical for this time of year here in Phoenix. It is hotter in other parts of southwest AZ.
            Nothern Arizona is really nice, but you need to go past 5,000 feet elevation to get cooler.

            The air in Phoenix is dry, but the air is not heavy. But it is still hot and someone can get dehydrated very quickly.

            Everyone here in Phoenix has central air in their homes. It is a necessity.

            Stay cool everyone.

            Eve
            49 yrs. old
            Diagnosed at 31.
            Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
            First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
            Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
            Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
            My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
            2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.

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