People have the possibility to prevent complications related to exposure to hot weather. However, many people continue to die each year of heat related illnesses. Knowing how to recognize, prevent and treat the symptoms is crucial during summer. Usually, elderly people, infants and people who work outdoors are more likely to suffer heat-related illnesses. There are a range of extra precautions people must take to avoid heat stress.
- Reduce outdoors activity
- Wear light-colors, lightweight clothing
- Drink plenty of water and non-alcoholic fluids
People must be aware of symptoms such as:
- Painful cramps in the muscles
- Nausea, confusion, dizziness or headaches
- Weak pulse