Heat stroke is likely to happen on hot days, but it can occur at any time. When you are in a hot environment, you feel sick, your age, or water intake can affect how a heat stroke can occur. Heat stroke can progress rapidly and even cause death in rare cases. Let us prepare ourselves and get some information about heat stroke.
- 1. Replenish your water, salt, and sugar intake
- When the weather get hot, drink water frequently every day as a prevention. Let us hydrate ourselves with 1-2 L of water daily
- The more you sweat, the more water and salt you lose from your body. After breaking a sweat, replenish not only your water but also salt and sugar intake with salted candy, sports drink, etc.
- 2. When outdoors
- When going out, walk in the shade as much as possible, and wear parasols or hats to protect yourself from direct sunlight.
- Choose clothes with good ventilation which allows heat and sweat to escape.
Black clothing absorbs the heat of the sun and thus should be avoided on hot days.
- 3. When indoors
[If there is an air conditioner]
- Use the air conditioner and maintain the room temperature not to exceed 28 degrees. However, avoid cooling your body too much because it is also not good for you.
- It is also effective to use the air conditioner along with an electric fan.
[If there is no air conditioner]
- To prevent direct sunlight, use shade curtains or “green curtains” made of plants and open some windows to improve air ventilation.
- 4. How to sleep through a very hot night
- Prepare water at your bedside so that you can rehydrate anytime you wake up.
- Even at night time, try not to tolerate the heat and do turn on the air conditioner. If you feel sick when using an air conditioner, it is recommended not to lower the temperature. Also, it is advised to use it without being directly exposed to the wind.