12 Ultimate Ways to Protect Yourself From A Heat Stroke in Sindh!

12 Ultimate Ways to Protect Yourself From A Heat Stroke in Sindh!

A heat-stroke occurs when body becomes dehydrated and the body temperature rises above 45.5C.

People Most At Risk:

Though anyone and everyone is prone to the heat stroke these days – the people more likely at risk are:

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-The elderly (people over 65) -Babies and young children -Pregnant and nursing mothers

-People with existing medical conditions (Heart disease, high blood pressure and lung disease)

-People on medication for mental illness

Symptoms For Heat Stroke:

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-Very High Blood pressure

-Red, hot and dry skin (Without sweat)

-A dry and swollen tongue

-Rapid pulse

-A throbbing head-ache

-Dizziness, confusion and nausea

-Eventual unconsciousness

What To Do If Someone Suffers The Heat-Stroke:

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-Wet their skin with water or wrap in wet cloths after removing as much clothing from their body as possible or give them an ice bath

-Fan continuously

-Do not give the person fluids to drink

-Position an unconscious person on their side and clear their airway

-Apply ice packs to the patient’s armpits, groin, neck and back (These areas are rich with blood vessels and close to the skin so cooling them may reduce body temperature)

-Monitor their body temperature and continue cooling efforts until body temperature drops below 38C.

(Note: poorly ventilated or confined areas, or engaging in vigorous physical activity in hot weather increases the risk of dehydration and heat strokes)

Heat-Stroke Prevention:

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-Make sure you dress yourself and your kids in “minimal, loose-fitting and lightweight clothing”

-Drink plenty of fluids (Avoid making them fast at least for this week till the temperature drops)

-Take regular showers more than once a day

-Keep the environment as cool as possible – keep curtains drawn and minimal light

-Be  extra careful while administering any medicines since they may have certain harmful side effects (including causing dehydration)

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-Never stay in a parked car or any confined space without proper ventilation

-Replace fatty foods with low fat alternatives

-Keep out of the sun

-Avoid using any heat radiating devices such as hair-straightners and  hair dryers

-Limit your physical exhaustion by limiting physical activity

-Try to stay away from kitchens and laundry rooms

These are simple things that can help prevent your  from suffering from heat strokes that can prove fatal.

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