Risks of Hot Weather and Ways to Avoid Them
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It is essential to know how to properly prepare for seasons with high temperatures and provide first aid for health problems that develop these days.
Many people note discomfort and general weakness during waves of severe hot weather conditions and a rise in air temperature.
However, people in hot conditions are more at risk of deteriorating health. And like the gamblers at the luxury PlayAmo’s VIP club, they are not exceptional.
On a hot summer day, the following groups of people are more vulnerable:
- people aged 75 years and older
- infants and toddlers
- people with long-term or chronic health problems, such as respiratory diseases, diabetes, or circulatory diseases
- people with obesity
- people taking certain medications
- socially isolated people
- people who work outdoors or in stuffy and poorly ventilated rooms, mainly if they perform heavy physical work
- people who have not yet adapted to hot seasons, for example, long-distance travelers.
If you belong to one of these groups, you should take extreme care of yourself on hot, sunny days.
Skills of Maintaining Well-being in Hot Weather
Drink a lot of water
One of the best ways to avoid diseases caused by hot conditions is to drink a lot of water. You must continue drinking water, even if you do not feel thirsty.
Remember that your goal is to prevent dehydration.
Avoid alcohol, and hot or sugary drinks (including tea or coffee), which can worsen dehydration.
Keep your body cool
Stay in a relaxed environment as much as possible (preferably with air conditioning and ventilation) and avoid exposure to the sun.
Drink cold drinks and eat small portions of cold food such as salad and fruit.
Other ways to prevent overheating the body are to wear light summer clothes made of natural light-colored fabric. Also, take a cold shower or bath.
Keep your house cool
You can cover the windows with a curtain during the daytime, preventing sunlight from entering the rooms.
Use air conditioning.
You can also spend most of your time in a relatively cool room in your house/apartment.
Use electric heating devices (like a hairdryer) and gas stoves as little as possible at home․
Make a plan
Follow the weather forecasts and list the numbers you can call if you need help.
Then, ask your doctor what specific steps can be taken during the days of a sharp increase in temperature.
Store food in a safe environment
Make sure that all products that require storage in cold conditions are in the refrigerator or freezer and not on the table or in the sun.
Stay at home on sunny days
If you need to leave the house on sunny days, remember to protect your and your children’s skin from the sun’s rays.
If you avoid sunburn, you will reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Keep an eye on the UV radiation coefficient numbers at all times.
Find the UV index for your location using your smartphone, and if it is three or higher, you should avoid being in the sun. Or, if you have no choice, wear particular sunscreen.
When the day gets cooler
In the evening, even if the weather is cool, continue to drink plenty of fluids.
Open the windows and doors of your house so that the air in the home is completely cooled. Try to find time for an evening walk in the fresh air.
Consult a doctor if your health starts to deteriorate.