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Summer is not just mango sticky rice but also accompanied by heat strokes that cause an average of 38 Thai deaths per year.

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2022-04-27 15:39:42


Summer is not just mango sticky rice but also accompanied by heat strokes that cause an average of 38 Thai deaths per year.

        Heat Stroke is a critical condition in which the body is unable to adjust or regulate the level of heat within the body causing the body temperature to rise steadily. This results in headaches, fainting, delirium, seizures, unconsciousness, rapid breathing, arrhythmias, shock. If left untreated for more than 2 hours, it can have serious effects on the heart, brain, kidneys and muscles. Which if the treatment is delayed it can be life threatening.

        Warning signs of heat stroke that you should watch out for include: very hot, body temperature above 40 degrees Celsius, dry and hot skin, keep getting hotter but there is no sweating, palpitations, rapid pulse, thirst, dizziness, headache, fainting, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, possibly convulsions, spasms, and loss of consciousness.

        People at risk of heat stroke include soldiers who undergo training without physical preparation to deal with heat stroke, athletes, Those who work in hot and humid climates, the elderly, children, and people with high blood pressure.

        If you see someone who has heatstroke symptoms, immediately bring them to the shade, well ventilated. Lie flat with both feet up to increase circulation. Take off a few pieces of clothing, loosen underwear. Use a cloth dampened with cold water, ice, compress along the neck, forehead, armpits, groin, and use a fan to cool and reduce body temperature as quickly as possible. If unconscious, drink plenty of water and promptly taken to the hospital.

        Heatstroke can be prevented by avoiding being in the sun, stay in a well-ventilated place, not exercising or working in the sun for a long time. If unavoidable, drink 1 liter of water per hour, even if you do not feel thirsty. Wear light, airy clothing that is breathable, not tight, wear sunglasses, open an umbrella, and apply sunblock.
 
        For people who do not work outdoors don't let your thirst make you feel thirsty or your lips become dry. Drink 1-2 glasses of water before leaving the house on a hot day. Choose to exercise in the morning or evening, avoiding alcoholic beverages, take care children or the elderly not to be in the sun or in a car parked in the sun.

Department of Disease Control
https://ddc.moph.go.th