Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Heat Stroke Prevention

Heat Stroke is the most serious form of heat injury. Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs.
Heat Stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures usually in combination with dehydration which leads to failure of body's temperature control system. Webmd

1. Drink plenty of fluids. It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.    Staying hydrated will help your body maintain  a normal body temperature.

  • Avoid fluids that contain caffeine or alcohol because both substance can make you lose fluids and worsen heat exhaustion.
2. Eat fruits and vegetables with high water content. Watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, cucumber, celery, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes etc.

3. Wear loose-fitting, light weight, light colored clothes. Dark colors absorb the sun's rays.

4. Limit Outdoor Activities.

  • Avoid peak hours. The sun's rays are stronger between 10 am until 4 pm.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise.
  • Use sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15.
  • Use hat or umbrella. To protect your head, nape and face from the heat of the sun.

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