Several parts of the country, including the national capital, are experiencing extreme heat, which can lead to heatstroke and other health problems, according to experts.
Extreme heat events, according to health experts, can cause a variety of heat stress conditions, including heatstroke, as well as cardiovascular and respiratory disorders.
“Delhi is currently experiencing a heatwave, and one must understand that it could be lethal as well as cause a variety of problems,” Dr. Rohan Krishnan of ESI Hospital told IANS.
According to Krishnan, three groups of people are more vulnerable to the effects of the intense heatwave.
“For starters, young adults and children under the age of 13 are particularly vulnerable to the effects of this heatwave due to fluid loss in the body. Second, elderly people aged 60 and up, as a result of the hormonal secretions that must occur to counteract the extreme heat outside. Third, people who have multiple comorbidities, are on medication or are cancer patients. During this heatwave, these people must exercise extra caution and pay close attention “IANS spoke with Krishnan.
He stated that extreme heat can cause Hyperthermia, which is a high body temperature without any symptoms of a cough or cold, or infection, but it can also cause dehydration, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, and a variety of other health problems.
Aside from hyperthermia, it can also cause dermatitis, heat edema, heatstroke, and hypotension, according to the doctor.
Dr. Krishnan advised drinking plenty of water to avoid such health problems during the heatwave, as sweating is the primary cause of water loss in the body.
He advised against drinking cold water after coming in from the outside environment because it can cause a throat infection. As a result, during the ongoing rise in Covid cases, any type of throat infection or irritation can make a person more susceptible to Covid infection.
“We need to double-check our water intake. In the summer, at least 4-6 liters of water are required per day. When you come in from the heat, avoid drinking a lot of cold water because it can cause throat infection, and in this Covid situation, any kind of throat infection and irritation can make you more prone to Covid infection. The hottest time of day is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., so avoid going outside during that time “He stated.