Tips from the doctors: how to survive the heat wave

sun lock looking for, the shade and Siesta: In the heat you should behave like the people of the Mediterranean, advises Michael Fink, Vice-President of the stat

Tips from the doctors: how to survive the heat wave

sun lock looking for, the shade and Siesta: In the heat you should behave like the people of the Mediterranean, advises Michael Fink, Vice-President of the state medical Association of Rheinland-Pfalz.

"Where the sun shines on it, the shutters down. Where the shade is shutters high window so that air comes in", explains the doctor from Gebhard grove in the West woods.

It is on "internal and external cooling". Up to 38 degrees can be expected on the weekend in Germany.

A bucket of water and places to cool off in the swimming pool because of the Corona-rules-swimming-pool-replacement

Because of the rar, could also contribute to a bucket of water for the feet, or a wet cloth to stabilize the cycle and cool off, recommends Fink.

in addition, it is important that a sufficient amount of liquid to be incorporated. "Pi times thumb is two liters per day drinking," says the physician. Best bottled water because the sweat-inducing heat, many minerals are lost.

When working in the heat constantly

drink, especially the elderly, to whom the sensation of thirst is lacking, should be encouraged to Drink, is a reminder of the disturbances.

those Who work in the heat but for instance in road construction or a similar profession, pursue, could not even drink as much as the sun is shining.

"all the time to drink!", the recommendation is therefore.

Too little fluid can lead to a decrease in blood pressure, explains Fink. "This, in turn, can lead to a circulatory collapse to the point of unconsciousness."

Therefore: "If it flickers before the eyes, quickly sit down or better lie down and legs up."

beware of the blazing sun,

, especially to younger people, the doctor appealed to lie In the blazing sun, could be risky. Especially in the case of low blood pressure in the circulation when standing Up could work together.

Fink warned of the sports in the bull-heat at noon. A little exercise or run in the early morning, late evening or in the forest and shadow, however, is possible if there is sufficient water supply.

Many of his patients chilled by the air conditioning in the car, told Fink. To ventilate this is important, a scarf or a cloth in front of the chest could protect against a cold.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 09:26

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