We are now in a period in which temperature will rise gradually, increasing the risk of diseases caused by intense heat. Days with high temperatures or high humidity levels, no wind or if your body is not used to heat, are some of the cases you have to be careful.
Diseases caused by heat may also occur in close environment or when you are sleeping, therefore, be careful to changes in your physical conditions.
“Netchusho” is the term related to diseases caused by heat that occur when a person stays for a long time in a closed environment where the temperature and humidity are high, causing a change on body’s water levels and mineral salt. This change causes a failure in the organism function that controls corporal temperature and consequently are not able to tackle the fever fever accumulated in the body.
Dizziness, numbness on superior and inferior members, headache, nausea, among other symptoms. In more severe cases, the person may become unconscious or even die.
– Take in fluids frequently and supply mineral salt levels
– Wear clothes that facilitates air passage
– Use hats or umbrellas when outdoors
– Use a fan or air conditioner
How to proceed
– Seek shelter in ventilated places
– Loosen the clothes to cool the body
– Replace fluids and mineral salt, among others
In the case the individual show more severe symptoms and not able to drink fluids by herself/himself, or is unconscious, call an ambulance immediately.
We must be careful mainly on seniors and children as they are not able to realize their own bodies’ changes.
In order to everyone enjoys summer in a healthy and fun way, we must take care of our own body, as well as people around, to avoid the incidence of diseases caused by heat.
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