9 Effective Heat Stroke Prevention Tips

Heat stroke is much more serious than heat exhaustion as it can cost you your life. People with heat stroke may suffer from fever, seizures, or may also go into a coma. However, heat stroke is predictable and preventable. There are two types of heat stroke; one is classic or non-exercise-induced the other is exertional or activity-induced. Everyone is susceptible to heat stroke, from athletes to couch potatoes. And, the best defense against any heat-related illness is its prevention. If you take proper precautions and know the warning signs, you can easily prevent the risk of heat stroke. Keep a close watch on the elderly and infants, people on certain medications, athletes, and outdoor workers.

Warning signs:

Pale skin
Fatigue, weakness
Dizzy or nauseous
Sweating profusely
Rapid pulse
Fast, shallow breathing
Muscle weakness or cramp
In severe cases, you may observe warning signs as shown below.
Seek treatment immediately if any of these warning signs are present:

Skin that feels hot and dry, but not sweaty
Thumping headache
Frequent troubles of vomiting
Confusion or loss of consciousness
Shortness of breath or difficulty while breathing
Steps To Prevent Heat stroke During Hot Weather:
Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing.
Protect against sunburn. Sunburn affects your body's ability to cool itself, so put on a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect yourself in the outdoors. Make sure you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15. Put on the sunscreen generously, and you can apply it again after every two hours or more often, particularly if you are swimming or sweating a lot.
Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Also, because you lose salt through sweating, you can replenish salt and water with some sports drinks.
Don't drink caffeine, sugary or alcoholic beverages to rehydrate, it can speed up dehydration.These drinks may interfere with your body's ability to control your temperature. Also, icy cold drinks can cause stomach cramps.
Open windows and use fans or turn on air conditioning.
Don't overexert yourself. Try to schedule exercise or physical labor on cooler times of the day, such as early morning or evening.
Never leave anyone in a parked car, particularly when parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise 20 degrees F (more than 6.7 C) in 10 minutes.
Take extra precautions with certain medications that can affect your body's ability to stay hydrated and dissipate heat. For instance, some blood pressure and heart medicines, diet pills (amphetamines), laxatives, some psychological health medicines, seizure medicines, thyroid pills, and oral hypoglycaemic drugs.
If you suspect heat stroke:
Move the victim to a cooler location,
Remove or avoid wearing heavy clothing,
Fan the body
Use a cool sponge or clean cloth to wet it down
Encourage the affected person to drink cool fluids.
At the hospital, the patient probably will be given fluids
Heatstroke treatment centers work on cooling your body to a normal temperature to prevent or reduce damage to your brain and vital organs.

Many consumers do not consider healthy foods in their everyday meal. People tend to eat many fatty foods. It is because they're delicious. Not only delicious, they are easy to find near groceries and markets. But many of those got bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol leads diseases on our heart. It produces a group of a disorder called cardiovascular diseases. It is not a disease not to be afraid of. Death by heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. It needs to stop. But how? We may consider exercising, but exercising won't be enough. That's why a group of students from Mindanao made a research about it.

The students researched about heart disease. Throughout the study, they found out that there is a nutrient called Bioflavonoid. Bioflavonoid is a vitamin that has a large class of antioxidants. Many researchers believe that dietary intake of it is beneficial. Beneficial, that is, for blood vessel health and protection against heart disease. It also gives vitamin C and also an active ingredient in many herbal remedies.

Not all people in the world can buy medicines. Out of poverty, poor people cannot buy medicines for themselves. That's why the students researched and found a way. They wanted to see a thing that is useless after it's used or eaten. They also wanted to see if there is Bioflavonoid in it. They searched until they found out about mango peelings. Mangoes are easy to find. Many people eat mangoes. But mangoes are not wholly eaten. People throw out every peeling after they eat the inside. That is the reason why they researched more about mango peelings. After so many experiments with the help of teachers and mentors, the results came. Presented to other researchers national, they told them it's positive. Mango peelings have the Bioflavonoid everyone needs. It may be not of good taste, but it is easy to get. It may help the poor people from expensive medicines. It may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

This research is now studied among other researchers in the Philippines. The students hope that this will become a great help among other people, especially to those who are in need.

A useful idea now comes to our mind. Not all garbage in the eyes of man is useless. Like those of recyclable garbage, mango peelings are one of them. People throw garbage, not knowing they are useful in the future. Useful that those mango peelings can fight to prevent bad cholesterol. Prevent bad cholesterol to prevent heart diseases. This is a great opportunity for poor people to get. Rather than buying expensive medicines, they can eat mango peelings. It is more convenient for them. But whether you are rich or poor, remember, to not always rely on mango peelings, you need control also. Control of what you need to do with lots of exercise, proper diet, and mango peeling. But indeed, mango peelings are a good food to prevent bad cholesterol.

Those at highest risk for peripheral neuropathy are those over 40 who are diabetic or pre-diabetic and have poorly controlled blood sugar levels. If you smoke or over indulge in alcohol, have an autoimmune disease, undergo chemotherapy, have liver or kidney disease, vitamin deficiencies or mechanical nerve damage (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) you can be at risk.

Additionally, there are many medications which can actually cause peripheral neuropathy as a side effect. While all of these are things to keep an eye on, even if you are not diabetic, take no medications, and the list above does not apply to you, you still have a chance of presenting at some point in life with peripheral neuropathy. A whopping 30% of cases have no identifiable root cause.

There are over 100 types of peripheral neuropathy. All of which affect the nerves just a little differently. Doctors conclude the compounds that cause inflammation when combined with proteins and specific growth factors all play a role in nerve signaling, which leads to the neuropathy.

What does peripheral neuropathy feel like?

If you have ever had a limb fall asleep you have had the sensation. Pins and needles as the blood returns - it feels uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Only with neuropathy, that feeling doesn't simply vanish. Numbness, tingling, pain, sensitivity, weakness and even burning may be experienced due to damaged nerves.

Diagnosis involves your health care provider testing your reflexes and muscle strength, as well as neurological tests to detect response to vibration, light touches, and pokes. Blood tests may be ordered as well, electromyography (tests electrical impulses), and in severe cases, a nerve biopsy may be taken.

How is it treated?

The first step is to determine if the neuropathy is permanent or temporary. If it's caused by a medication, stopping the medication should halt the symptom. If caused by a nutritional deficiency, supplementation and diet are altered and symptoms may resolve over time. If the cause is diabetes and nerve damage treatment will be aimed at non-allowance of further damage over time.

Treatments that heal

Nutritional Supplementation
Diet designed for your body's needs
Regular chiropractic adjustments
Physical therapy
Custom designed exercise plan
TENS Units (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) may also be helpful. A review in Pain Management found that 4 to 6 weeks of TENS unit treatments can significantly improve pain, reduce numbness, and improve the quality of life. [1]
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser
Medimassager Vibration
Infrared Lights Rebuilder
Neuro-Regeneration Home Unit
Boosting the immune system, improving the blood flow and the alleviation of inflammation are all vital to reducing pain and aiding in damaged tissue regeneration. Don't resign yourself to living with pain.

Come visit Dr. Gendron - Chiropractor Bonita Springs | Nutritionist Bonita Springs for a thorough evaluation and treatment plan.

Most trans fat is formed through an industrial process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil, which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature. The partially hydrogenated oil is less likely to spoil so foods made with it have a longer shelf life. In addition, some meat and dairy products also contain small amounts of naturally occurring trans fat.

The manufactured form of trans fat is found in a variety of food products, including baked goods, snacks, fried food, refrigerator dough, and non-dairy creamer and margarine. Trans fat, particularly the manufactured variety, appears to have no known health benefit. But, conversely, they are quite detrimental to our health. Experts recommend keeping intake of this fat as low as possible.

The following are the harmful effects of trans fat:

· They significantly increase the risk of heart disease and stroke;

· They cause insulin resistance and lead to type II diabetes, but the results from human studies are mixed;

· They also have an unhealthy effect on our cholesterol levels - increasing LDL and decreasing HDL cholesterol;

· They increase inflammation, especially in people who are overweight or obese;

· They can damage the inner lining of our blood vessels, causing a condition known as endothelial dysfunction;

· And they increase the risk of cancer but their effect on cancer risk is less clear.

How to reduce their intake:

Eat lean meat - We can largely reduce the intake of trans fats by decreasing the intake of fatty meats like beef and pork and replacing them with lean meats like poultry, seafood, and lean cuts of beef. An added benefit of seafood is that it is high in healthy fats which can lower the risk of heart disease.

Take low fat dairy - We can do this by changing over to low fat or fat free milk. If we do this gradually, the taste difference will be less noticeable.

Eliminate junk food - Most junk food is loaded with trans fat. If you have a habit of eating these foods on a regular basis, you need to drastically reduce their intake.

Bake - Baking food will result in a dish that is lower in fat and calories than other cooking methods such as frying. Grilling is also a better option, though more time consuming.

Prefer homemade food - Homemade food is almost always healthier than what we can get at a restaurant because we can control its ingredients, cutting out saturated fats and replacing them with vegetable oils particularly canola or olive oils. Thus homemade food is much lower in them.

The bottom line -

There are no safe levels of this fat to eat each day, so try to avoid them completely. Even if a food is advertised as "trans fat free," it can still contain small amounts of them. Limit the intake of commercially fried foods and baked goods made with shortening or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils such as doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies and cakes as they contain lot of trans fat.

Most of us are well aware of the fact that regular intake of trans fat is highly detrimental to our health, constituting to the risk factor for a number of disease. Paradoxically, the intake of trans fat had dramatically increased especially by children and youngsters. This needs to be checked in order to reduce the incidence of diseases, of which it is their risk factor.

I've been taking advantage of the nice weather than has finally reached Michigan. (Spring didn't really show up until a couple of weeks ago. Mind you, it's now the middle of June) I've started walking in the great outdoors again, enjoying blue skies and fresh air.

I recently discovered that one of my favorite walk routes has been pleasantly changed, " thanks to new widened sidewalks. I walked far enough to cross over a new walking bridge, which had once been simply a dead-end to the sidewalk. If I'd been motivated enough to walk to our local park (another mile and a half down the road), I could have wandered around forever on all the forested walk/bike paths our park has to offer.

This is one of the things that makes my community (Sterling Heights, Michigan, a suburb of Metropolitan Detroit) a great place to live - becoming an increasingly "walkable" city, along with the extensive walking/bike trails at Dodge Park. And when our City "Recreates Recreation," during the next few years, our residents will have even more "get fit" options: an Ice-rink, skate-park, canoeing/kayaking, and continued development of hiking/biking trails.

According to On Common Ground, a magazine produced by the National Association of Realtors, there has been an increased demand for "walkable" communities. Over half the people recently surveyed by the Urban Land Institute want to live in places where they can drive less, and walk more. This includes two of the biggest demographic groups, millennials and baby boomers.*

In the Metro Detroit area, some communities, such as Royal Oak and Rochester, offer a "downtown" area that bustles with local stores, restaurants, and other amenities. People of all ages get the pleasure of fresh air, people watching, and spending their money at local businesses.

It sounds like many of us are finally realizing the value of walking and other physical activity in our hectic, electronically-connected lives. As we continue to live longer, we're learning that health is our greatest wealth. Walking, bicycling, swimming, and even gardening can benefit both our physical and mental health. Exercising outdoors provides many benefits. There's just something about being in the fresh air that's not only energizing, but mood-lifting as well.

Walking and other physical activity can help us

(1) Avoid age-related illnesses
(2) Beat the blues and manage stress and depression
(3) Strengthen and even "grow" our brain cells, which helps our memory and other cognitive functions
(4) Boost our energy
(5) Tone our muscles and protect our bones
(6) Lose weight and maintain that weight loss
(7) Boost our confidence and self-esteem
(8) Help our posture, improve our balance and flexibility

This is all great stuff! I feel lucky to live in a community that realizes that walking leads to better health and is making it easier for its residents and employees to "just move."

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