Beware of Hot Weather

Hot weather that is now being experienced by several countries including Indonesia, inevitably requires us to always be aware of the outbreak of a disease. In serious cases, the heat can also make you very sick.

Dr. Janyce Sanford, Chief of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham said the disruption caused by heat can be started from cramps.
"When it goes, the next stage is exhaustion. Symptoms may develop a headache, nausea, vomiting, and felt severe fatigue, "he said.

The most severe disease associated with the heat is heatstroke. "When you reach this point, extremely high body temperature that causes mental changes, dizziness and can eventually cause loss of consciousness," said Sanford.
"The muscles can begin to break down, causing kidney failure, this makes heatstroke become life-threatening diseases," he continued.

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1979 and 2003, exposure to heat has killed 8150 people in the United States. This figure is more than the number of accumulated deaths due to storms, lightning, tornadoes, and flooding.