As noted in an interview with aif.ru candidate of medical sciences, General Practitioner Konstantin Spakhov, in the hot season, when the outside temperature exceeds 20 degrees, you need to monitor your health especially carefully – it’s hard on the heart in the heat, and increases the risk of heart attacks. And, at any age.
“Heat waves are especially dangerous when very hot weather persists for several days,” warned the specialist, who called for “imposing some restrictions” in such conditions.
In long heat waves, it is absolutely impossible to organize emergency work. Any job that causes severe physical or mental fatigue, a maladjustment of the body can give an unpleasant surprise. Therefore, it is important to be able to relax. In parallel, it is recommended to eat more fruits and vegetables – they have a lot of potassium, which the body loses through sweat. Potassium deficiency can cause heart rhythm disturbances. Coffee and alcohol are drinks best avoided in hot weather due to their diuretic effects.
In addition, you need to drink enough clean water, do not forget about the medicines prescribed by your doctor, and go out of town in hot weather. Reasonable use of air conditioners is helpful, the therapist also noted.