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Heat stroke: the Ministry of Health told about the symptoms and what to do

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul11,2024

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Ukraine was covered by abnormal heat. And you should be ready for it, because catching a heat stroke these days is not a difficult task.

The Ministry of Health emphasized that if you are under the influence of direct sunlight for a long time or in a warm room, you may develop a dangerous condition. Actually, we are talking about heat stroke. It arises due to overheating of the waist and violation of the thermal balance. And, as the department's Facebook page emphasizes, this condition requires immediate medical attention.

How to avoid heat stroke

  • Avoid excessive heat. Spend the hottest hours (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the shade or indoors, avoid direct sunlight.
  • Cool the room. To save electricity, do not use air conditioners. Open the windows at night, and close them during the day. You can hang reflective film on the windows.
  • Cool your body.Take cool showers or wash yourself with cool water as often as possible
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Drink water or other sugar- and caffeine-free beverages regularly, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Wear light clothing. Choose light, airy clothes made of natural fabrics.
  • Avoid physical exertion in the heat. Limit physical activity during the hottest hours of the day.
  • < strong>Pay attention to signs of heat stress. Monitor your well-being and the well-being of loved ones. If you know lonely people, don't forget to ask about their health.
  • Don't leave children and animals in closed cars even with the air conditioner on! It can be dangerous for their lives!

Heat stroke: the Ministry of Health told about the symptoms and what to do

Heatstroke has occurred: what to do

If you suspect heatstroke in yourself or your loved ones, call 103 – the dispatcher will help you contact a doctor and, if necessary, send an emergency medical aid team,
– the Ministry of Health emphasizes.

And also:

  • Move or move the victim to a shaded, cool place.
  • Cool victim Use cool wet towels, ice packs (apply to the neck, armpits, groin) to lower the body temperature.
  • If the victim is conscious, give them water to drink, but in small portions.
  • In case of vomiting, put the person on his side.
  • Monitor the condition of the victim: breathing, pulse and consciousness until medical help arrives.

The Ministry of Health emphasizes that heat stroke – dangerous condition. And it can lead to serious consequences. Therefore, it is extremely important to be able to recognize its symptoms, as well as to know how to provide first aid to an injured person.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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