BRITAIN is experiencing meteorological conditions that have never been seen before, putting millions of people at risk for developing health concerns. One essential action, as one physician explained it, is all that's needed to stop the blood from becoming thick and clotting.
Many people have a significant amount of anxiety around the possibility of their blood clotting. The illness may be brought on by a variety of factors, but one of the less common ones is prolonged exposure to high temperatures. There are techniques to avoid difficulties with blood clotting even at very high temperatures, according to one specialist.
Exhaustion and heatstroke are two symptoms that may result from prolonged exposure to high temperatures, as stated in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
This life-threatening syndrome develops when the patient's core temperature climbs to 40 degrees Celsius or higher.
Because of the harm it causes to the heart, it is one of the most often reported problems that may occur when the temperature is high.
According to the British Medical Journal (BMJ), if it is not treated, it may also cause damage to the brain, heart, kidneys, and muscles, and it can be deadly in anywhere from 10 to 50 percent of cases.
The clotting of blood may be brought on by prolonged exposure to high temperatures (Image: Getty )
Hydration is the best defense against another recognized risk factor, which is damage to the blood coagulation system, which may be prevented by drinking enough water.
According to the British Medical Journal (BMJ), "heat may potentially induce severe dehydration as well as acute cerebrovascular accidents, and it can lead to thrombogenesis."
Dehydration is a condition that develops when the body loses more fluid than it takes in, and it has the potential to become a significant issue if it is not addressed as soon as possible.
Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness, feeling weary, and having a dry mouth, lips, and eyes are all signs that one is becoming dehydrated.
When it progresses to heat stroke, it will cause swelling in the lower limbs, heat rash on the neck, cramps, headache, irritability, lethargy, and weakness. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.
"When your body temperature rises and rises, your system begins to slip into a vicious cycle," stated a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School named Doctor Bharat Pankhania.
"You'll have heart insufficiency, cerebral insufficiency, and a lack of appropriate fluids," she said.
If you haven't been drinking enough water, your blood will become thick and sticky, which increases the risk of developing blood clots.
Lower extremity edema is one of the indicators of dehydration in a person (Image: Getty )
"If they develop in what we call end terminal arteries - the heart, the brain, or the gut - then that section of the organs that's going to die." "That's a stroke," you say.
Those who are older or younger than the average age group are more likely to have issues of this kind.
People who take many medications on a regular basis due to a chronic health condition may also be at risk.
According to the British Medical Journal (BMJ), "Studies have also revealed hazards in pregnant women," associating heat exposure to premature births and low birth weight.
Because people who work in physically demanding occupations outside may experience considerable rises in their body temperature, it is especially vital for them to maintain a sufficient level of hydration.
Keeping yourself hydrated is one way to stop your blood from becoming sticky. (Image courtesy of Getty)
Taking frequent showers and baths is an additional method that may be used to reduce the risk of the internal temperature reaching an unsafe level.
The National Health Service (NHS) suggests that while going outside, people should sprinkle water on their garments and wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
According to the health body, there are some activities, such as drinking to excess or exercising too much, that should be avoided whenever it is feasible.
The text then continues, saying that doing so would "also reduce dehydration and assist your body keep itself cool."
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