Highest Temperature of the 21th Century in Tripura, Increase the Risk of Sun Stroke and Heart Attack

Subarna Debbarma (BPT, DNHE)

For many years the average temperature in Tripura is 34 degrees Celsius. But due to the Global Warming and Climate Changes,  temperature in Tripura has reached 38°C on yesterday, which is 4 degrees higher than the average temperature. All the government and private schools are suspended from 24th to till date. High temperatures increase the risk of Sun stroke as well as a Heart Attack.

Highest Temperature of the 20th century in Tripura 38°C, Risk of Sun Stroke and Heart Attack
High Temperature 

What is Sun stroke?

Sun stroke, also known as heat stroke, is a severe heat-related illness characterized by a body temperature of 104°F (40°C) or higher. It typically occurs as a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with dehydration. Sun stroke can be a life-threatening condition if not promptly treated.

What are the symptoms of Sun stroke?

Symptoms of sun stroke is:

1. High body temperature

2. Rapid heartbeat

3. Rapid and shallow breathing

4. Throbbing headache

5. Dizziness or lightheadedness

6. Nausea and vomiting

7. Hot, dry skin (with lack of sweating)

8. Confusion, agitation, or disorientation

9. Unconsciousness or coma

How to prevent yourself from sun stroke?

1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeine or alcohol, as they can contribute to dehydration.

2. Wear Appropriate Clothing: Opt for lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing that allows your body to breathe and sweat to evaporate, helping to keep you cool.

3. Seek Shade: When outdoors, try to stay in shaded areas, especially during the hottest parts of the day, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

4. Use Sun Protection: Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Reapply sunscreen regularly, especially if you're sweating or swimming.

5. Take Breaks: If you're engaging in strenuous activities or exercising outdoors, take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas to cool down and rest.

6. Know Your Limits: Pay attention to your body's signals and avoid overexertion in hot weather. Pace yourself and take it easy, especially if you're not acclimated to high temperatures.

7. Stay Cool: Use fans, air conditioning, or cool baths/showers to help lower your body temperature when indoors. If you don't have access to air conditioning, consider visiting public places like malls or libraries that are air-conditioned.

8. Monitor Vulnerable Individuals: Keep an eye on children, elderly individuals, and those with chronic medical conditions, as they are more susceptible to heat related illnesses. Ensure they stay hydrated and cool.

Remember: If you're facing symptoms of sunstroke immediately contact with emergency services: FIRE 101 and AMBULANCE 102

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