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Heatwave can cause problems like heatstroke, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Doctors say that in this scorching heat, there is a need to take special care of the health of the elderly.
Rising temperatures across the country (Rise In temperature) and heatwave (Heatwave) Due to this, the Center has asked the States/UTs to review the preparedness of their health facilities for the availability of essential medicines and all necessary equipment in sufficient quantity. It has also been asked to provide adequate drinking water. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that heatwave conditions will continue in North-West and Central India till May 2. and will end after that. The average temperature of the whole of India in the month of April was 35.05 degrees, which is the fourth highest in 122 years.
Due to the rising temperature, many people are facing the brunt of it. especially those with hyperthyroidism (hyperthyroidism) and diabetes (diabetes) is. Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Department of Internal Medicine, CK Birla Hospital, Delhi, said that people suffering from hyperthyroidism feel uncomfortable in the summer months.
Dr Gupta said, “In hyperthyroidism, the temperature inside the body increases. Palpitations during summer in people suffering from it (Palpitations)Problems like sweating and feeling hot are seen. Higher temperatures exacerbate these problems. As seen in the last few days the temperature is increasing. In such a situation, the people of North India need to be more careful. If an elderly person has hyperthyroidism, they should stay indoors these days.”
Take special care of the health of the elderly
Dr. Sumit Aggarwal, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine Specialist and General Physician, Sarvodaya Hospital and Research Center said that with heat an imbalance in metabolic rate arises. “This means that it gives rise to health related problems like diarrhoea, heat stroke, fever, typhoid, cold and cough. Generally, in such rising temperatures, the elderly should stay indoors, but if they have to go out, then they are more at risk than the youth.
According to Dr., in this season the elderly should eat only fresh home-cooked food and drink more water so that there is no shortage of water in the body. we have gastroenteritis (gastroenteritis) Many of the patients are coming these days. So everyone needs to be careful.
drink plenty of water
Dr. Aggarwal said that those who are on the bed are also at risk. “Such people feel less hungry, even they drink less amount of water. This needs attention. If they are consuming less fluid then it may have to be increased.”
Dr Aggarwal said that the elderly may think that they are safe because they live in AC at home and when they go somewhere by car, it also has AC. But the truth is that there is a difference in temperature. They have to walk to the car. Even a slight change in temperature can make it difficult for them. Cough, cold and viral are the common problems they can suffer from. For the elderly, even a minor illness caused by them can become a big problem.
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