How Can Summers Affect Health? Explains Expert

This year, summers have knocked right on our doors in March itself, with the temperature even climbing to 41 degrees in its third month.

Spending most of the time outside during the summers causes sunburns.
Spending most of the time outside during the summers causes sunburns.

By – Kamayani Naresh, Founder and Health Expert, Zyropathy

We have finally bid adieu to the chilly winds, and it is now it is time for the boiling sun to sit on our heads. As much as summers bring happiness with mango, colourful clothes, and refreshing drinks, summers are also a long phase with many health issues.

This year, summers have knocked right on our doors in March itself, with the temperature even climbing to 41 degrees in its third month. Following that, we are experiencing a lot of heat, so people are getting sick. Health issues like dehydration, heatstroke, Food poisoning, Mumps, Typhoid, and Sunburn can cause many problems in summers.

Let us see how these issues affect us in summers:

1. Dehydration: The warm weather makes your body sweat a lot, and as a result of which, the water content in your body starts depleting, causing dehydration. Dehydration makes you less energetic, dull, and tired. To keep yourself hydrated, drink lots and lots of water throughout the day. Besides water, you can consume juicy fruits and fresh juices.

2. Heatstroke: Stepping out in the summer heat causes heatstroke, which needs you to need complete protection from the sun. Heatstroke can be highly fatal. According to data, in the year 2019, around 1274 deaths happened because of heatstroke. Drink sufficient water before you step out of the house and carry a water bottle, use an umbrella or a hat to protect against the heat, and increase the consumption of fruits in your diet.

3. Sunburns: Spending most of the time outside during the summers causes sunburns which are redness, swelling, and inflammation. To prevent sunburn, cover yourself entirely before going out. If your skin has sunburns, apply a moisturizer containing aloe vera to treat it.

4. Digestive problems: It is necessary to take care of your diet during summers as the probability of food poisoning, loose motions, and vomiting is high in summers. Avoid consuming oily and spicy foods, and include light and healthy foods in your diet suitable for digestion.

5. Mumps: Mumps is a viral infection that impacts the saliva-producing glands located near the ears. Mumps can cause swelling in either one or both glands. Symptoms of mumps include pain while chewing or swallowing, headache, weakness, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, etc. To prevent mumps, one should get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination.

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