In many areas of the world the temperatures are rising causing heat exhaustion. It affects  everyone at any age. If you are exposed, even for a short period to temperatures above ninety degrees Fahrenheit, or thirty-three Celsius, be careful and keep on eye on yourself or anyone else in your family.  Some of the symptoms are:  confusion, dizziness, fatigue, cramps, headaches, fainting, rapid heartbeat and profuse sweating.  If you feel any of these symptoms immediately start drinking plenty of water, stop all activities, sit in a cool place and apply ice or a cool cloth to your forehead.  You can also take a cool shower or bath depending upon how severe your symptoms are.  It is particularly dangerous for children under four and older adults.  If anyone has a health condition, heat exhaustion can come on rapidly if you are out in the hot weather too long.  In some cases, it only takes a few minutes to become overheated.  If you feel that way consider avoiding caffeine and alcohol as it could make you become dehydrated quickly and lead to instant heat exhaustion.  If you do become dehydrated, the same symptoms of heat exhaustion will appear.  It is also important if you have heat exhaustion to eat a little extra salt  because if you become dehydrated the salt will help you retain your fluids.  Over the course of many sporting practices,  in warm climates on hot days, particularly football, teenagers and adults have collapsed from heat exhaustion. Don’t think this will go away instantly, because it won’t.  It will take a few days and for older adults up to a week before you begin feeling better.  After the first time you experience it, you will know when it is happening again and you will be more likely to become susceptible in the future.  In the Good Gus Series, the citizens knew to keep hydrated and avoid working on the hot days.  Of course, the old west, particularly Pecos, had its fair share of hot summer days.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you feel heat exhaustion coming on, sit in a cool dry place with a fan and read “Misplaced Trust.”  It is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.