Argentina is going through an extreme heat wave with maximum temperatures between 35 and 42 degrees, and the National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued a red alert for some provinces, including Tucumán, due to the risks that high values ​​can cause. According to the agency, the thermal sensation would exceed 41º in the province today.

This color means “high to extreme effect on health” And it implies that it can affect all people, even the healthy ones. Thus, in full sun, the heat wave will not give the people of Tucuman a truce.

The combination of heat and humidity gives off an extra feeling of tiredness or exhaustion. That is why you have to be very careful, drink plenty of water and wear light clothing.

Tomorrow, a hot day similar to today is expected, with a minimum temperature of 26 ° and a maximum of 42 °. No rains are announced.

How to avoid heat stroke

Heatstroke usually occurs on very hot and humid days and is considered a medical emergency by medicine. And it is that this alteration in the body is generated when a person is heated more than what the body can tolerate.

In these cases, even the symptoms can present as severe. These include: having a body temperature of 40 ° or more, seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations), trouble walking, trouble thinking clearly, seizures, or loss of consciousness.

While anyone can suffer from heat stroke, it is true that babies, older adults, and people with health problems are the most susceptible to it. For this reason, extreme care is recommended for these people, during the heat wave.

HEAT IN TUCUMÁN. Illustrative image.

According to doctors, heatstroke must be treated quickly because it could lead to death if not treated quickly. Even after suffering it, it is important to control that its effect has not damaged other organs of the body. They recommend doing blood tests, urine tests, chest X-rays, and even an EKG.

To treat heat stroke, the main thing is to cool the body of the person who is suffering from it. This means using a fan, cold water, or ice to lower body temperature. It can be done before going to the hospital.

To prevent heat stroke, it is recommended to drink fluids before and after exercising and take breaks during training. Likewise, it is highly recommended not to do sports during the hottest hours.

They also recommend wearing loose and light clothing, avoiding being in the sun for a long time, or locked in a car in the sun. Finally, they ask to be attentive to milder symptoms, related to exhaustion: headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.

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