Saturday, April 5, 2014

PHO-Aklan, warned against heat stroke during the Holy Week

Posted April 4, 2014 as of12:00nn
Written by Gloria Villas

Do not forget to bring an umbrella and a bottle of water to avoid heat stroke while visiting the church.

Since many people are expected to go to church during the Holy Week, this was the reminder of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Aklan to the public to avoid heat stroke.

Provincial Health Officer II, Dr. Victor Sta. Maria of PHO Aklan said this also needs to be done during vacation when people usually go to the beach for sun bathing.

Meanwhile, the DOH advised beach goers to use sun block for protection from ultraviolet rays of the sun.

According to Sta. Maria, heat stroke occurs when the human body is under the extreme heat of the sun for long hours.

The symptoms according to him are thirstiness, dizziness, vomiting, headache and low blood pressure.
Furthermore, heat stroke can lead to fainting or seizure, which could further lead to a state of coma if not right away given proper treatment.

In the previews week, a Chinese national had a heat stroke in Boracay Island while walking at the front beach.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

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