In the next 10 days, Islamabad will be facing a heatwave which the health experts in the city say may significantly increase the chances of a heat stroke.
A warning was issued by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) asking the citizens of the capital city to avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun in the next 10 days.
The warning specifically talked about children and the elderly who are fasting. Because there is very little way of staying hydrated during the day in Ramadan, the children and elderly are most likely to suffer from a heat stroke.
The warning has also advised on people on the warning signs and symptoms of heat stroke as well as how to deal with it immediately.
Symptoms and warning of heat stroke in Islamabad
According to medical experts in PIMS, the major symptoms of heat stroke includes;
- A headache
- Dryness of tongues and lips
- Increase in body temperature
According to one medical expert, the heat stroke from the heatwave in Islamabad can prove to be fatal if precautionary measures are not taken in time.
Precautionary measures to prevent heat stroke
Here are some of the precautionary measures you can practice to stay safe from a heat stroke;
- Drink as much water as possible during Sehr and Iftar times
- Avoid exposure to direct sun
- Put a wet cloth on the head or cover it from direct sunlight
- Wear light-colored dresses because they tend to reflect the heat instead of absorbing it