When the schools are on holiday and the temperature rises, people rush to their holiday destinations and summer houses. People enjoy the sun, boiled corn, ice cream, and long summer evenings. However, hot weather is not always pleasant. Hot weathers can have unexpected effects for individuals with health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or hypertension, and high-risk groups as babies elderly, and pregnant women. Some precautions must be taken during the holiday.
Here is your healthy holiday guide:
Watch for these symptoms!
We recommend consulting a healthcare specialist if you experience the following symptoms.
|Thirst||Dry mouth, fatigue, dark yellow urine||Make sure you drink enough fluid.|
|Cramps||Sudden contractions, especially in your leg muscles||Drink more water and consume potassium-rich foods such as melons, potatoes, and apricots. Mineral water may also be a good option.|
|Heat stroke||Dry, hot, and reddened skin; reduced sweating, difficulty breathing, delirium, seizures, rapid pulse||Consult the nearest healthcare provider or physician|
|Poisoning||Diarrhea, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, fatigue, dehydration, rapid pulse||Consult the nearest healthcare provider or physician|
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