During hot weather, it is important for each individual to understand the health risks that may occur. Moreover, currently, many areas in Indonesia are experiencing very high temperatures. Therefore, preventive measures must be taken to protect your health from the effects of extreme hot weather.
This is especially relevant for those who are often outdoors during the day. Excessive heat can not only cause fatigue, but can also increase the risk of developing various diseases.
It is important to recognize the potential illnesses that can arise during hot weather and take appropriate preventive measures. Facing a threatening heat wave, actions such as maintaining hydration by drinking enough water are the main key in maintaining overall health.
Diseases that Surface during Extreme Heat
Illnesses that can arise when extreme hot weather is underway can include a variety of health problems, including:
1. Respiratory Tract Disorders
Hot, dusty weather can have a negative impact on the respiratory tract. Respiratory tract infections, for example, can occur more easily when the weather is hot and dusty. To reduce this risk, it is important to use a mask when doing activities outside, especially if you are in an area with a risk of forest and land fires.
Migraines, or migraines, can often be triggered by harsh sunlight or air pollution. If you are prone to migraines during hot weather, avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
3. Extreme Heat
Weather that is extremely hot can cause heartburn, especially if it is not accompanied by a balanced food intake. Avoiding heavy and spicy foods can help prevent heartburn problems, which can cause symptoms such as fever, colds and indigestion.
4. Dry and Irritated Skin
Dry and irritated skin can occur due to excessive sweating and sun exposure. To keep skin healthy, use moisturizing lotion or cream regularly, avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, and wear clothing that protects against UV rays.
Hot weather makes the body lose fluids more quickly. If you don't replace lost fluids by drinking enough, dehydration can occur. To prevent dehydration, make sure to consume enough water, at least eight glasses a day. Avoid symptoms of dehydration such as dry lips, headaches and dizziness by maintaining body fluid balance.
In the midst of extraordinary hot weather conditions in Indonesia, maintaining health and avoiding its bad effects is a must.