Expert: during hot weather, avoid rapid changes in temperature
During hot weather, avoid sudden changes in temperature. Walking from a sunny beach directly into an air-conditioned room can end up lowering your immunity, resulting in tonsillitis, warns Prof. Przemysław Kardas from the Medical University of Lodz.
Weather forecasts show that hot weather reaching more than 30 degrees Celsius. C. persist in most of Poland until Thursday, and in parts until Friday. Over the weekend, the temperature will be between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius. C.
As one of the most important rules for dealing with hot weather prof. Przemysław Kardas – head of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of Lodz, mentioned avoiding rapid changes in temperature.
One of the known summer illnesses b is tonsillitis caused by bacteria called streptococcus, he reminded in an interview with PAP. As he explained, these bacteria live in the throat of humans and do no harm until they he human immune system cannot cope with them. This happens for example. when the ambient temperature changes abruptly and the human immune system stops functioning properly. Therefore, the expert advises against rapid returns in from a sunny beach to e.g. of an air-conditioned car, or consuming very cold drinks after a visit to the beach .
Asked if he expects a wave of tonsillitis after the hot weather that has just taken place, he said: a wave no, but it’s always the case that exactly in the middle of summer at the least expected moment kids get tonsillitis.
He appealed to avoid excessive overheating and rapid cooling. – Both are unhealthy for our immunity,” he stressed.
Prof. Kardas said that air conditioners can be used with say, during hot weather. However, it should be done judiciously – don’t sit right next to the vent and don’t set the temperature extremely low so as not to cool the body down. We are also in danger of e.g. sinusitis, kt re expert described as "A typical summer driver’s adventure ".
He also warned against too much sunbathing. – Wsp Modern science knows that p More frequent incidence of cancer sk ry are particular lnie associated with sunburn in early childhood, infancy or preschool, the expert said. In his opinion, this is why it is important to remember to use creams with sunscreen (especially for the youngest) and about not staying in the sun too long. He added that The elderly also have very sensitive sk hand.
In contrast, in the case of os b bald are most exposed to the sun’s rays sk ra head. – This is where the very serious consequences of tanning occur, with cancers sk ry including – he warned. Prof. Kardas reminds people to wear headgear – straw hats, scarves, tochkas in, and even the use of umbrellas. This will avoid sunstroke and overheating, kt re can result in m.in. dizziness.
– Let’s remember that it doesn’t have to be harsh direct sunshine. When it’s summer, it can be also cloudless, and it is enough for the exposure (to the sun’s rays) to remain high,” he added.
Key in the heat is to consume plenty of liquids , two liters is the absolute minimum. – As we age, the natural feeling of thirst disappears, the expert said. That is why it is so important for older people to watch the amount of liquids consumed in, e.g. counting the cups drunk.
A good dietary supplement is seasonal fruits and vegetables. As pointed out by prof. Kardas, some of which, such as. og rek or watermelon, most of which are composed of water, so they are ideal for consumption in the summer. Vegetables and fruits, he said, have a medium amount of protein and low carbohydrates. – Then, when it’s hot, our caloric needs are low – m ili. He pointed to caprese salad as one of the best foods during hot weather, in which The ingredients include tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
What about traffic in hot weather? According to the expert, it is best to leave the house early in the morning or evening, while between 10.00 a 18.00 stay at home. In the middle of the day, it’s a good idea to close the windows and keep the hot air out; the windows can also be covered – then the sun’s hot rays won’t hit the room.
The expert added that science has not come up with any new method to combat the consequences of the heat; "one must rely on patience and wait".