Europe will be struck by the first heatwave of this year in June, according to the AccuWeather. African plume, a hot stream of air in North Africa, produced by the heatwave will sweep from Madrid to France and bring the temperature up to 45C degrees.
Staying in the heat for an extended period will highly increase the risk of heatstroke and permanently damage muscles and vital organs such as heart, kidneys, and brain. As the dangerous signs of heatstroke are easily neglected, the conditions often lead to life-threatening complications as medical treatment delayed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heatstroke caused 7,415 deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2010
So, how to prevent tragedy happened?
For the body to function properly and prevent unnecessary tragedies, below are some simple ways in which this can be achieved:
-Not only increase the amount of drinking water to quench the thirst but also monitoring the water intake and drink it regularly and frequently.
-Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothes. These allow the body to cool properly
-Avoid being sunburned as this affects how the body cools down. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and use sunscreen.
-If an individual is at risk of heatstroke, whether due to medications, health status, or age, they should ensure medical services are nearby if they plan to partake in strenuous activity on a hot day.
Heat stroke happened every summer but if we can pay more attention to our physical condition that can reduce the fatality of heat stroke.