When the mercury rises and does so even above normal, the body notices it. So much so that it can have negative consequences beyond suffocation. And now that in Castilla y León the Junta has declared an alert for high temperatures, with thermometers showing unusual values for the month of May, the Civil Protection Agency provides a series of recommendations to the population to prevent possible emergencies arising from this episode. of heat:
-Avoid outdoor activities in the middle of the day, that is, between twelve in the morning and six in the afternoon.
-Pay attention to the population at risk, such as the elderly, patients with chronic diseases (such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease...) and children under five years of age.
-Drink regularly, even if you are not thirsty, and refrain if possible from eating large and hot meals.
Prolonged exposure to the sun can bring about the appearance of heat stroke, whose symptoms are usually headache and dizziness, nausea and vomiting, high body temperature -even above 40º C- with no sweating, heating of the skin , disorientation…
To help a person suffering from heat stroke, he also offers recommendations:
-Place the affected person in the shade.
-Refresh with cold water or ice, especially on the face and armpits
-Strip him of his clothes to air them.
-If he is conscious, encourage him to drink water.
The Castilla y León Civil Protection Agency details these and other tips, as well as updated information, on the 112 Castilla y León website, https://112.jcyl.es, and also on the Facebook profiles, 'Centro of Emergencies Castilla y León 112' and Twitter '@112cyl'.
In any emergency, call 1-1-2.