| Given the problems that the high temperatures that are being suffered these days can generate, the Councilor for Health and Public Health recommends, among other things, resting in a cool place and drinking juices or sports drinks diluted in water | This week Cieza is suffering an episode of high temperatures to the point that the State Meteorological Agency predicts that it will be the hottest of the summer with up to 43 degrees on Sunday in the city of Murcia.
The temperature will gradually rise until reaching its peak at the weekend.In a press release, the councilor for Health and Public Health of the City of Cieza, Francisco Saorín, explained that the days of intense heat force the human body to make an effort to adapt to maintain normal body temperature.
An effort that is greater during a first heat wave since the body is not yet accustomed to high temperatures, when there is a lot of humidity and there is no wind, and when the heat continues for several days or if the days and nights are hot .Saorín recalled that heat can produce from skin irritations and cramps to such a temperature increase that it can even lead to death if we do not receive urgent medical attention.Our body is made up of 60% water.
The loss of water and mineral salts through sweat, if not replaced, produces symptoms such as headache, dizziness, muscle weakness or cramps, nausea and vomiting, and even small rises in body temperature.To avoid the health problems associated with high temperatures, the mayor recommends drinking plenty of water or liquids without waiting to be thirsty, unless there is a medical contraindication; stay in cool, shady places and if possible spend at least two hours in an air-conditioned place; lower the blinds preventing the sun from entering directly; make light meals that help to replace the salts lost by sweat; avoid outdoor activities in the hottest hours, especially if the activities are intense and if you have to stay outside try to be in the shade; wear light, light-colored clothing, protect yourself from the sun, wear a hat and wear fresh, comfortable and breathable shoes.Furthermore, Saorín has warned that heat affects older people, the sick and children more.Likewise, Saorín has affected "heat stroke", which occurs when the body is unable to control the temperature, which increases rapidly and can reach 40.6ºC.
The main symptoms are heat, dryness and red skin.
, fast pulse, severe headache, confusion and loss of consciousness.Finally, the Councilor for Health and Public Health has warned about sunburn caused by direct sunlight on the skin, even if the day is not very hot.
"They should be avoided by spending less time in the sun and using protection creams," he concluded.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza