Is the summer heat making you and your family sick?

Heat-related illnesses are on the rise

FILE - Tony Berastegui Jr., right, and his sister Giselle Berastegui drink water, Monday, July 17, 2023, in Phoenix. A historic heat wave that turned the Southwest into a blast furnace throughout July is beginning to abate with the late arrival of the monsoon rains. Forecasters expect that by Monday, July 31, at the latest, people in metro Phoenix will begin seeing high temperatures under 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius) for the first time in a month. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) (Ross D. Franklin, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida and much of the nation have seen record high temperatures this summer.

High temperatures can magnify the effects of some health conditions, including asthma, heart ailments and more.

These heat-related illnesses are usually seen in children and the elderly, but that can strike anyone, and they can be deadly if not treated.

News 6 needs your help in telling the story of how the climbing temperatures are impacting your health.

About the Author:

Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013 and became an Investigator in 2020. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.