6 groups at risk for “heat stroke,” a danger that comes every summer

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Warning: Be careful of people at risk of heatstroke. Danger from hot weather Be careful of heatstroke patients, especially those in the 6 risk groups. Please take care of your own health and avoid being in the hot sun.

6 groups at risk for "heat stroke," a danger that comes every summer

What is heatstroke?

Dr. Opas Karikawinpong Director-General of the Department of Disease Control said that during this period Thailand has officially entered the summer season. This causes the general weather temperature to rise in many areas, which people, especially those at risk, may suffer from heat stroke, which is a condition in which the body is unable to adapt or control the level of heat within the body from the weather. It can be very hot.

Symptoms of heatstroke

Heat stroke has important symptoms including: 

  • Hot, body temperature rising steadily to over 40 degrees Celsius.
  • faint 
  • Delirium, restlessness 
  • numb 
  • Rapid breathing 
  • Arrhythmia 
  • convulsions 
  • Shock, unconsciousness 

If not treated promptly, it can cause death.

6 groups of people at risk for heatstroke

  1. People who work or do activities in the sun, such as people who do construction work or exercise.
  2. Children under 5 years old and the elderly This is because the body cannot cool itself as well as young people.
  3. People with chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke High blood pressure
  4. People who are obese
  5. People who don’t get enough rest which people who are obese and don’t get enough sleep It will affect the body’s temperature regulation mechanism.
  6. People who drink large amounts of alcoholic beverages The effect of alcohol will cause the capillaries under the skin to expand more. Causes the body to lose more water and minerals than people who don’t drink. which in extremely hot weather Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. and acts by stimulating the heart to pump blood faster and stronger Resulting in higher blood pressure. The heart has to work hard to pump blood to the body. May cause shock and death.

How to reduce the risk of heat stroke

  1. Wear light-colored clothes. Good heat dissipation
  2. Should be in a well-ventilated area.
  3. Reduce or avoid activities that require prolonged outdoor exertion.
  4. Wear sunglasses, an umbrella, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  5. You should drink more water than usual. To compensate for the loss of water in the body from sweating.
  6. Avoid drinking any type of alcoholic beverage.
  7. Never leave children, elderly people, or pets in a car parked outdoors. This is because the temperature inside the car is higher than outside. For those who exercise Should you choose in the morning or evening? This is because the weather is not very hot. And it’s the right time.

However, if you suspect someone suffering from heat-related illnesses First aid should be provided by drinking cool water and wiping the โปรโมชั่น ufabet body with cool water. Stay in a well ventilated area. If symptoms are severe or you are unconscious, you should be rushed to the hospital immediately.