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Home remedies to combat heat stroke

With summer comes the scorching sun, devil enough to harm us. Heat-related malady engulfs you when your body fails to keep itself cool. One such fatal disease is heatstroke.  Heat stroke, generally triggered by external hot temperature, happens when our internal temperature reaches an alarming 104-degree Fahrenheit. It causes organ failure, shock, and brain damage. People may even die of heatstroke.

Some common symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion are muscle cramps, pale or cold skin, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, heavy sweaty, and dark yellow urine. You can adopt certain preventive measures to protect people from different age groups from this dire illness.

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Light clothing

Wear light colors. They absorb heat and protect your body from harmful UV rays. Also, make sure your clothes are not too tight. Let your skin breathe.

Increase fluid intake

Drink at least eight glasses of water every day. This is also the best time to try different fruit juices and vegetable juices. Fruit and veggies contain natural sugar and salt, which help fight dehydration. Electrolytic drinks, especially coconut water, are the best summer drinks.

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Stay hydrated while working out.

While you work out, you lose a lot of water in sweat. You must continuously hydrate yourself before, during, and after your workout session. Drink water even when you’re not thirsty.

Restrict outdoor activity when the sun is at its peak

The time between 11 A.M. and 6 P.M. is the hottest. You must avoid going out during these burning hours. If you have any necessary tasks to perform at this point of the day, consider rescheduling them.

The color of the urine has a lot to say.

Monitor the color of your urine on hot days, and if it is dark, increase your fluid intake. Dark-colored urine is the prime indicator of dehydration. If you suspect a person is having a heatstroke, help him/her out. Immediately transfer them to a cooler place (not too cool) and wet their skin with water. Deep a clean piece of cloth in water and keep it on to the person’s skin for a few seconds. Repeat this procedure until the help arrives. Alternatively, take a few ice cubes and apply them to the patient’s neck, armpit, or back. These parts of the body have too many blood vessels near the skin. Cooling blood vessels will bring the body temperature down. Fight Heat stroke intelligently.

Utpal Khot

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