By: Alexa Williams
ODESSA - It's summer time in West Texas and the temperatures are continuing to rise. So now is the time to protect yourself from the most serious form of heat injury, heat stroke.
"It can damage your brain and even your organs," Manuel Guerro, Unit Director of Emergency Services at Medical Center Hospital, said.
Anyone can fall victim to heat stroke. However, young athletes, those working outside and people over the age of 50 are the most at risk.
"What usually happens is they'll have heat exposure of extreme temperatures and it's also caused by dehydration. So the combination, the heat and the dehydration, cause a rise in temperature in the body," Guerro said.