Extreme heat warning for citizens – Health news










Dr. Fırat Dalgıçer warned citizens about rising air temperatures. Emphasizing that the hottest hours of the day are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and one should not go outside between these hours unless it is necessary, Dr. Dalgıçer said: “Those who have to go outside between these hours should definitely use sunscreen, be careful not to stay unprotected in the sun for long, choose light-colored clothing and make sure they eat salty foods.”

“Watch water consumption”

Dr. Dalgıçer said: “Even if the need for water is not felt, it is important for adults to drink at least 2-2.5 liters of water per day to prevent fluid and mineral loss. In extremely hot weather, the body loses more water through sweat, so it’s important to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. It is also important to avoid or limit alcoholic and caffeinated drinks as they can lead to dehydration. We should also watch what we eat and stay away from foods that are too fatty. Morning and evening hours are preferable for intensive physical activity and sports, at least 2-4 glasses of liquid should be taken for every hour of exercise. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided.

“Beware of sunstroke”

According to dr. Dalgıçer said, “Especially babies, children, the elderly, people with chronic diseases, the disabled and animals should never be left in closed and parked vehicles. The interior temperature of the vehicles rises in a very short time after parking, even if there is air conditioning. It The main symptom of heatstroke is the body’s own temperature regulation mechanism.The main symptoms of heatstroke are headache, dizziness, inability to sweat, nausea, increased heart rate, fatigue, cramps in the arms and legs, and even coma “If the person is not treated in a timely and correct manner intervention may result in death. In this case, the person should be immediately taken to a cool place and the person’s body temperature should be helped to drop with cold compresses. If the person is unconscious, he should be taken to hospital without delay,” he said.


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