Summer is always angry and it never spares us from running for the hills by being so unforgiving. It’s not just hot outside but inside too. Summer doesn’t let you feel comfortable anywhere nor in homes neither in offices. Though air conditions are continuously working but still you have to come out you can’t stay in rooms 24/7. Scorching summer heat also raises your body temperature and can cause sickness.
When you stay out in summers for any reason, the most common risk associated with your health is catching heat stroke. We often confuse heat stroke with heat exhaustion. But these two are entirely different things, a temporary condition when your body is loaded with so much heat, is called heat exhaustion while heat stroke is very serious condition that can cause many other problems. Heat stroke is usually caused when you stay out in extreme temperatures for prolonged period, this will overheat your body temperature more than normal degrees that is 37 degrees C. It is also said that if your body temperature is more than 40 degrees Celsius, it can literally damage your bodily organs.
In simple words, when your body tries to absorb more heat than it handle, it can face severe circumstances. Heat stroke is not something we can take lightly but it required proper care and treatment.
Following are the symptoms that can occur if you are experiencing heat stroke.
- Quicken Heart Beat
- Agonising Headache
- Redness on skin or flush complexion
- Rapid breathing
- Excessive sweating
Extreme dehydration and low fluid levels is a main reason of catching heat stroke in summers. If you are exposed to sun in day time for longer period of time and not drinking enough water and you are sweating so hard than all these conditions will lead to the attacks of heat stroke. If your body is properly hydrated than it will respond to the heat easily. Furthermore, caffeinated drinks and excess alcohol may also act to worsen the condition because they will affect the body’s ability to control temperature.
During summers, the most essential thing to do is to maintain your body’s fluid and electrolyte levels. In order to prevent yourself from heat and heat stroke in summers, you should drink lots of water and keep a bottle of cool lemonade with you when you step out in heat. If your job requires to stay out for longer hours than you should follow these simple steps and remedies. Here I am going to mention a simplest and most popular drink recipe that can help you prevent yourself from heat.
- A teaspoon of sugar
- 2 pinches of salt
- 1 pinch of baking soda
- 200-300 ml of cold water
Mix these ingredients well and drink again and again when you are out in heat. You can also add other juices in it instead of water for greater taste.
This solution is not just beneficial for fighting heat but in many other ways. First, this solution will help the water to stay in your body to make you feel hydrated and salt is beneficial for retention. Second, Sugar boosts your energy and energy is beneficial for maintain body temperature. And third, baking soda is basically sodium bicarbonate that helps in promoting the minerals and the functions of electrolyte in the body.
But still if you got heat stroke, just try these easy home remedies before you go for pills as these natural remedies are best to treat and beat heat and will make you feel better.
10 Home Remedies
Lots of Ayurveda experts says that onion juice is extremely beneficial for lots reasons and heat stroke is one of them. It is considered as the best natural remedy for curing and preventing heat stroke. You can lower your body temperature by applying onion juice on your chest and at the back of your ears. Onion juice is more looked-for for healing purposes but you can also roast few onions with honey and cumin spice for eating as side dishes. Raw onions in salads and chutneys can also act as cooling agent for your system.