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Monday, July 29, 2013

Greece-Instructions of the Medical Association of Athens, to tackle heat

Preventive measures to avoid adverse impacts due to increased temperatures heat light, announced the Athens Medical Association.

Among others are:
- Avoiding sun exposure and stay in shaded and cool places.
In case of forced exposure to the sun should be used generally hat or headgear. The clothing preferably consist of thin, spacious, light, mainly cotton garments.

- Avoiding, where possible, physical fatigue. - Ample download cool water or natural juices. Avoid sugary, carbonated beverages.

- Get light, lean, salted food, divided into small frequent meals. Avoid alcoholic beverages.

- Frequent cool baths, putting cold compresses. The boarded a medication especially those taking diuretics, sedatives, antihypertensives, antihistamines, etc. Vanastoleis medications must be in constant contact with the treating physicians in order to receive the appropriate instructions.

Also in constant contact with their doctors should be on those who suffer from diseases of the cardiovascular, central nervous and respiratory systems, diabetics, kidney patients, alcoholics, and those with any kind of heavy diseases.

Residents of Athens city center to limit their movements in areas of the center are characterized by high air pollution and increased traffic.

Residents of Athens city center is preferable warmest hours of the day to remain with the windows closed at home and using fans or air conditioners.

Doctors stress that vulnerable populations are infants, preschool children, the elderly and the workers, farmers, athletes, etc. Consequently particular belonging to these groups, but the rest should immediately contact their physician or health authorities if they show the slightest symptom, which probably is a result of weather, such as dizziness, headache, vertigo, drowsiness, behavioral disorders, nausea, vomiting, cramps, etc.
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