Health Department issues advisory in view of heat wave conditions

Chandan Arora
Chandan Arora
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BENGALURU: The Health Department has issued a public advisory in view of the heat wave as the temperatures have increased in many parts of the state.

Due to the rise in temperature, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar has suggested some precautionary measures to prevent health problems during the summer season.

Health Minister K Sudhakar has suggested some precautionary measures during heat wave.

Health issues that may occur due to rise in temperature

  • Hyperthermia
  • Heat stroke
  • Severe dehydration
  • Fever
  • If untreated, heatstroke can lead to organ failure, coma or death
  • Heat waves have also resulted in epidemics of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Precautions suggested by Health department in view of heat wave

  • Do not step out between 12 pm to 3 pm unless necessary. Take precautions like wearing a cap, carrying an umbrella.
  • Consume fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink water frequently, even if you are not thirsty, and while travelling.
  • Wear cotton clothes.
  • Keep windows of houses open as much as possible.
  • Ensure ventilation in the kitchen.
  • People working outside should drink water every 20 minutes even if they are not thirsty.
  • Do not keep children, elderly people or pets inside the car and lock it from outside.
  • Avoid consumption of  tea, coffee and alcohol during summer season.
  • Pregnant women, children, workers working in the sun, and car drivers should be careful.

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