Expert Offers Tips On Extreme Heat

Expert Offers Tips On Extreme Heat

An expert has asked members of the public to take adequate water to stay Hydrated, following the unbearable heat being experienced across Ogun State in the past days.

He advised people to avoid wearing of dark coloured cloth, especially for children, as well as ensure enough ventilation in homes.

The expert, Doctor Olatunde Oniwide, who is a community medicine and primary care officer at Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, also calls for the regular monitoring of the blood pressure to ensure that it is on the normal range.

Oniwide speaking to Rockcity Fm also advised members of the public to consume fresh fruits and vegetables, and to avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages during this period.

He attributes the extreme climatic condition on the heat waves resulting from a gas mix in the atmosphere which absorbs the infrared radiation emitted by the earth’s surface.

Other precautionary measures, according to him is for people to stay indoors between 12 noon and 3pm daily.

The extreme climatic condition, according to him, could result in illnesses such as heat rashes, dehydration, psychological stress and dizziness which could lead to unconsciousness or death.

 

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