People over 45 top among heat stroke patients

Mani Sala Social Welfare Association (Mandalay) brings a patient suffering heat exhaustion to the hospital (Photo -Mani Sala Social Welfare Association (Mandalay))
Mani Sala Social Welfare Association (Mandalay) brings a patient suffering heat exhaustion to the hospital (Photo -Mani Sala Social Welfare Association (Mandalay))

Among heat stroke patients due to high temperatures, there were more people of the age above 45 years old, according to social welfare associations.
With rising temperatures this summer, the number of heat stroke patients is rising and as it can lead to loss of consciousness and death, people should take care of themselves and their families, said Mandalay-based Mani Sala Social Welfare Association.
“Deaths form heat stroke have significantly increased compared to normal days. If a person is 45 years old or above, they suffer more. Under rising temperatures, heat stroke can happen and people should take special care,” said the information section of the Social Welfare Association (Mandalay)
An official from a Yangon-based social association also said that there had been cases of people losing consciousness, dying from haemorrhagic stroke, and being hospitalized due to acute fever, low oxygen levels and oversweating caused by the heat at night.
“As it was very hot in Yangon at night, people suffered from oversweating, low oxygen levels and a sudden rise in body temperature. One person was over 50 and another over 30, and they were at home alone. We sent them to Yangon General Hospital. If no one noticed them, they might even die. People with obesity and underlying health problems should take more precautions,” said an official from the Shwegon Yeikmon social association in Bahan Township.
U Hla Tun, Director-General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said that the temperatures in central Myanmar and delta areas could increase slightly by about one degree on 28 and 29 April. — MT/ZN/ED

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