I added MMA Vol 27 What you need to know to prevent Heat Stroke (Dehydration) on Home Therapy page. There are some other diseases you need to be careful in summer.
In summer, blood tends to get sticky because we sweat more, resulting in dehydration. This tends to lead to cerebral infarction and gout.
Cerebral infarction tends to occur while we are sleeping. We can't drink water while we are sleeping, so it is important to take water before you go to bed. It is recommended to drink a glass of sports drink which is about 50 degree F. Sports drinks are easy to be absorbed into our system because they contain plenty of electrolyte. Also 50 degree F is the temperature which is easy to be absorbed through our intestines.
If you can't move your fingers or you can't speak clearly, you may be in dangerous condition. Easy checking method is trying to lift your arms horizontally, closing your eyes. If you can't do that, you have a risk of cerebral infarction.
Gout occurs when concentration of uric acid becomes too high. When you sweat, you lose water in your blood and concentration of uric acid becomes high. That is why gout tend to occur in summer more. So it is important not to accumulate uric acid and not to be dehydrated.
Making your urine alkalized helps elimination of uric acid for your body, so it is recommended to take root vegetables, sea vegetables, beans and vinegar. They say drinking a glass of low fat milk lowers the risk of gout by 43%.
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