Heat Stroke, decalogue to save our older
The intense heat puts them at risk of heatstroke. To deal with the best possible heat and dangers to health, we have compiled a manual of 10 points.
The tips are mostly common sense, but take special care with the elderly, children and those living around them.
- Eye to watch! - Avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day, between 12 and 17 hours: the risk of heat stroke is too high.
- It circulates air - air out your home, even if necessary use a fan (preferably air conditioned).
- Drink a lot (but not all) - Even though you are not thirsty, drink plenty of fluids, at least a half liter a day, to replenish the daily loss of mineral salts, however, avoid alcoholic beverages, soft drinks or too sweet.
- Do not overeat - Take light meals, giving priority to pasta, fruit, vegetables and fruit ices. Avoid fried foods, fatty and spicy.
- The hat! - When you are outdoors, protect the head from the sun.
- Attentive to body temperature - if headaches after prolonged exposure to sun, wrapped in cloths soaked in water at body temperature lower.
- What do I wear? - Use non-adherent and loose clothing, colored, natural fabrics, synthetic fibers for preventing the passage of air and therefore, proper ventilation of the body.
- Do not treat yourself - If you suffer from hypertension, do not interrupt or sustituyas your medication, always consult your doctor.
- Wait in the car? No thanks. - Try not to stay in the car in the sun. If no parking in the shade, out of the car better and find a place sheltered from the sun to stay.
- Where do you go on vacation? - Older people should - if possible - to spend your holiday in the mountains or at a spa.