Heat Stroke is More Dangerous Than You think
2019-04-30 16:52:43

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We will survive the summer! Learn about heat stroke symptoms and how to prevent it.

“Scorching, Searing, Hot Enough to Melt” As the temperature rises each year, Thailand is now blistering hot and it can create frustration which will lead to us not wanting to leave the comfort of our home. It can also lead us to suffer from heat stroke, sunstroke or even a life-and-death situation right at that moment. Today, JOY will be talking about the symptoms and ways to prevent heat stroke!

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Heat stroke is a condition when the body is overheated and dehydrated over a long period of time. If the person does not receive the proper medical treatment, they may lose consciousness, their heart stops beating and will be fatal.

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  • Choose comfortable wear that has great air ventilation
  • Wear hats and/or sunglasses
  • Always apply sunscreen before going outside, preferably ones with at least SPF 30
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration
  • Avoid drinking alcohol

Small children and the elderly should be in a location where there is good air ventilation. Do not allow them and yourself to be in the state of dehydration and try to avoid exposure to sunlight for a long period of time. However, if you are not able to stay indoors, you most definitely can prevent yourself from suffering heat stroke by following the above methods.

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Reference

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Heat Stroke: Symptoms and Treatment