The heat can be a little unbearable sometimes. Especially in South east Asian countries. When you live in a tropical climate, heat is no stranger to you.
Hundreds of people die from Hyperthermia during the hot weather. Therefore, extra precaution needs to be taken when it comes to dealing with the heat.
1. Heat stroke
It is common for you to experience heat stroke during extreme heat. It is a serious condition that can potentially cost you your life, so don’t take it too lightly. Do get immediate medical assistance.
Some of the common tell-tale signs of heat stroke are high body temperature, heavy sweating, rapid heartbeat, slurred speech, and headaches.
2. Heat exhaustion
This is a warning sign that your body is having a difficult time cooling itself down. When experiencing heat exhaustion, you’ll feel light headed and start to feel dizzy.
The room will spin and you’ll start to feel nauseated. So, what you can do is find a shady place to cool yourself down and be sure to drink plenty of water.
3. Heat cramps
Overexertion during a hot day can lead to heat cramps. This is when the muscles in your arms, legs and abdominal area start to tighten.
Heat cramps are painful, brief muscle cramps. Your muscles may spasm or jerk involuntarily.
At this point, your body is too hot and you should cool yourself down. Find a shaded area, drink lots of water but be sure to avoid any liquid with alcohol or caffeine – that’ll just make things worse.
During hot sunny days, your body will tend to sweat more, leading to the loss of water in your body.
When you lose more water than you take in, your body doesn’t have enough fluids to carry out its normal bodily functions. So, be sure to consume as much water as you can during really hot days to avoid dehydration.
5. Gadget overheating
Ever hear about electronic gadgets exploding due to overheating? Well, hopefully there won’t be any explosion but it’ll definitely cause some damage to its internal hardware.
So, it is important to keep your electronic gadgets in a cool area and avoid leaving it in your car for a long period of time. You don’t want to be using a gadget that can cost you your safety and well-being.
It is essential to note that children and senior citizens are at higher risk of experiencing these health risks.
Therefore, it is important to keep them safe and comfortable in a cool environment. So, be sure that your home air condition unit is up to date and well serviced.
This article first appeared in kaodim.com
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