Orthopaediusu.com – Indonesia is being hit by rising temperatures so that it makes the air feel hot. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said that unusual atmospheric dynamics had occurred which had triggered a heat wave in the Asian region.

The BMKG’s Instagram shows that several areas of Indonesia will experience a high UV index. The UV index is a unitless number that measures the level of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which affects human health.

In this regard, there is a possibility that the community will experience it heatstroke. Here is an explanation to understand the signs heatstroke.

Signs heatstroke

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Someone who has heatstroke generally will experience some symptoms. The following are the symptoms of the affected person heatstroke:

  1. Dizzy
  2. Reddened skin
  3. Dry skin
  4. Headache
  5. Increase in body temperature
  6. Nauseous
  7. Vomit
  8. Fatigue
  9. muscle weakness
  10. cramps
  11. Heart pounding
  12. dazed
  13. Nervous
  14. Easy to get angry
  15. seizures
  16. Faint
  17. Increase in body temperature up to 40 degrees Celsius

How to overcome heatstroke

If the signs or symptoms above occur, then that person must immediately get first aid. Here are some actions as a way of coping heat strokes:

1. Move to a cooler place

Take someone with symptoms heatstroke it to a cooler place. For example, like inside the house, under the trees and so on. If possible, change the clothes you wear and avoid the sun.

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2. Compress the body

How to deal with symptoms heatstroke next is to compress the body so that body temperature decreases. Compress with ice cubes on the neck, armpits, groin because they are hot spots and the temperature must be lowered immediately.

If heatstroke happens to the elderly, children or patients with chronic diseases, then do not compress with ice. Just take it to a cooler and cooler place.

3. Give plenty of drinking water

If sufferer heatstroke in a conscious state, then give lots of water. Moment heatstroke occurs, then the body fluids will be reduced and if left unchecked will occur dehydration.

Avoid giving drinks that are too cold, caffeinated and alcoholic because they will only make things worse.

How to prevent heatstroke

There are several ways to prevent heatstroke. these methods are by wearing loose, cool, light-colored clothing so as not to absorb heat.

In addition, also use sunscreen, a wide hat, sufficient fluid intake. Then, choose the right time for outdoor activities such as in the morning or evening.

Contributors : Annisa Fianni Sisma

source: www.suara.com

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