Health Officials Warn vs. Summer Ailments
Espiritu said that the warm temperature especially this summer which can already be felt now can trigger hypertension and other heart-related diseases.
Aside from the cardio-related diseases, the warm temperature also results in respiratory problems, skin diseases and other infectious ailments, he said.
A study from the Department of Health shows that each year, 170,000 Filipinos die from cardiovascular diseases, up from 85,000 of more than 20 years ago.
On the other hand, Altavas said that sore eyes, sun burn, rabies infection, heat stroke and skin diseases are common during summer.
He also said that the public must be watchful about their food intake as diarrhea and food poisoning are also very common.
Altavas likewise stressed that other common ailments during warm temperature are the usual colds, cough and fever.
They advised the public to take more fluids, do regular exercise and take enough rest.
“The increase in water and fruit intake will prevent us from restlessness and dehydration,” they emphasized.
They likewise warn them not to expose to sunlight from 10 o’clock in the morning until 3 in the afternoon as this is the period wherein warm temperature is very prevalent. (JSC/JBG-PIA6)