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Amazing importance of water and heat emergencies

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Amazing importance of water and heat emergencies

  1. 1. AMAZING IMPORTANCE OFWATER & HEAT EMERGENCIES..
  2. 2. Lose Weight with Water2 If you‟re trying to lose weight: Ingestion of Water increases the body metabolism and gives you feeling of fullness. Taking water before eating and replacing intake of calorie-laden beverages with water helps to make you feel full. Taking icy cold water, helps the body burn some calories as it works to warm up the individual after intake.
  3. 3. Boost Energy With Water3 If you‟re feeling exhausted, this maybe due to onset of fatigue from dehydration. Water will help correct this condition by aiding the heart pump blood much better. This will also ensure better oxygen transport in the blood to all the body cells.
  4. 4. Reduce Stress With Water4 Water makes up 70 – 80% of our brain tissue. Thus dehydration induces stress on both the body and the mind. Feeling thirsty, implies that one is already getting dehydrated. Keeping bottles or glasses of water handy or easily available for regular usage helps
  5. 5. Enhance Muscular Tone With5 Water Water intakes aid in preventing Cramps Its also lubricates the joints and facilitates better movement. It improves your stamina and efficiency during exercises.
  6. 6. Freshen Your Skin With Water6 Wrinkles are more pronounced when you are dehydrated. Water is a natural “BODY CREAM”. It hydrates the skin cells and gives them a fresh appearance that makes one look younger , reducing the impression of lines and wrinkles. Water also eliminates impurities and enhancing blood flow, thus giving the skin a lovely glow.
  7. 7. Improve Digestion With Water7 Fiber Diets and Water is good for proper digestion. It ensures smooth transport of body waste along the gastrointestinal to the colon for elimination, by ensuring they „re well dissolved. Dehydration causes the body to embark on water retention for cellular activity, thus making the colon dry and hence difficulty in passing faeces is experienced..
  8. 8. Reduce Incidence of Kidney8 Stones With Water Incidence of painful kidney stones is on the rise as people ar not consuming adequate amount of water daily.. Urinary minerals and salts that lead to crystal formation are diluted by water on ingestiion. Hence consuming lots of water and ensuring urine isn‟t concentrated reduces chances of kidney stones
  9. 9. What quantity of Water is9 Adequate? Generally, nutritionists recommend we follow the “8x8 rule”. Drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water a day (i.e 64 [8x8] ounce of water a day) 1ounce is equivalent to 0.03litres, hence in metric system this implies 8 0.24-litre glasses of water a day (i.e 1.92 Litres(approximately 2litres) of water a day. You may require more water if you exercise or sweat excessively. You may need less if you drink other beverages often.
  10. 10. HEAT Emergencies10 This comprises the following: 1. Transient Heat Fatigue 2. Heat rash (Prickly heat) 3. Heat syncope (Fainting) 4. Heat cramps 5. Heat exhaustion 6. Heat stroke 7. Indirect health effects
  11. 11. Transient Heat fatigue11 SYMPTOMS: General feeling of tiredness of fatigue FIRST AID TREATMENT: Fluid Replacement Rest
  12. 12. Heat Rash (Prickly heat)12 SYMPTOMS: Reddish itchy Skin Skin feels prickly/hurt FIRST AID TREATMENT: Practice Good personal hygiene Keep Skin clean and pores unclogged Allow skin to dry Wear loose clothing‟s See Doctor if rash persists
  13. 13. Heat Syncope (Fainting)13 SYMPTOMS: Dizziness Feeling Light headed Nausea Fainting Usually at the early onset of heat stress season when body circulation has not adjusted FIRST AID TREATMENT: Put victim in a cool place horizontally with feet elevated/raised. If conscious give fluids If unconscious, alert the DOCTOR, to manage as shock
  14. 14. Heat Cramps14 SYMPTOMS: Cramping of either/both - Active muscles (Arms/Legs) - Involuntary muscles (Abdominal) FIRST AID TREATMENT: Electrolyte replacement through drinking fluids like Gatorade; Sqwincher; Powerade etc
  15. 15. Heat Exhaustion15 SYMPTOMS: Nausea Dizziness Weakness Headache Burred vision Profused sweating Cold/wet (clammy) greyish skin Unconsciousness Coma Death
  16. 16. Heat Exhaustion16 FIRST AID TREATMENT: Put victim in prone position in a cool environment. If conscious, give fluids If unconscious, seek medical support or transport at once to a medical emergency room.
  17. 17. Heat Stroke17 SYMPTOMS: Chills Restless Euphoria Red face and Skin Disorientation Hot/Dry Skin (Not always) Collapses Unconsciousness Convulsion Death
  18. 18. Heat Stroke18 FIRST AID TREATMENT: Immediate and aggressive cooling of the victim‟s body using wet clothes. Immersion into cold water or use of alcohol wipes Transport to EMERGENCY MEDICAL FACILITY AT ONCE.
  19. 19. Indirect health Effects19 Reduced Work Performance Increase accidents Reproductive problems Heart/Lung strain The goal is to look out for each other always and recognize the symptoms as everyone at some point is prone to either of these symptoms, no matter the Age, Race or designation. Heed to your Body Ensure you rehydrate properly and regularly Adjust activity (Slow down) when needed Take clothing and PPE into account.
  20. 20. Credits20 http://www.webmd.com/diet/healthy-water- 9/slideshow-water-health Occupational Health clinics for Ontario workers Inc. Heat Stress Essentials.
  21. 21. Questions21

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