The Sun is at its majestic peak nowadays and it feels as if the sky is hurling embers of fire upon us. In such soaring temperature conditions, heat related illnesses are on the rise .Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury. Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures in combination with dehydration leading to failure of the body`s temperature control system.As heat wave conditions continue throughout the country, many people have succumbed to heat stroke. So it’s necessary to be a little cautious and fight the heat. To protect yourself from heat stress and strokes try the following tips:Hydrate yourself: The major cause of heat stroke is dehydration so provide your body with constant water. Even if you are not feeling thirsty make sure you consume considerable amount of water. Drink water regularly throughout the day. You can also drink cool, non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages. Other than that ,for beating heat in summers drink a glass of lemon water with honey in it early in the morning.Fruits like water lemon, chikku, Kiwi and cherries are perfect for this season. Water melon can be the best option as it contains more than ninety per cent water which is excellent for the body.Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages or alcohol: Dehydration is a major cause of heat exhaustion and these drinks do the same. These can act as a diuretic, which moves fluids out of the body too quickly.
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