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CONTENTS

1 How to Prevent Heat Stroke

2 Event Calendar
3 Stilts Ride
4 Recent topics about vaccination
5 Japanese Cooking  Salmon-chazuke
6 Ochugen
7 EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM
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How to Prevent Heat Stroke

 
 

Heat Stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperature -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system. Other common symptoms include nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation, and sometimes loss of consciousness or coma. Heat Stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs, but it is avoidable. Be aware of heat stroke and enjoy this summer in Japan.

l Cool the room to 28 and under.

l Use fans, electric fans, or both.

l Drink water regularly. Do not wait to become too thirsty.

l Choose light-colored and loose clothes when you go out.

l A hat, a cap, and/or a parasol are helpful to cut off sunlight.

l Get enough rest.

l Well-balanced meal may help you to avoid Heat Stroke.

l Train your body regularly and stay cool.

 

[Symptoms of Heat Stroke and first aid] 

Dizziness and light-headedness/

Muscle weakness or cramps/

Sweating profusely

Go to an air-conditioned environment -- or at least a cool, shady area. Drink water.

Throbbing head ache/
Nausea and vomiting/
Fatigue, weakness/
Lack of concentration

①+②Cool armpits, groin, neck, and back. Drink plenty of water or other fluids containing sugar and salt. Unless you feel better in 30 minutes, contact your doctor.

Seizures/
Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering

Call 119 immediately. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, initiate first aid. Move the person to a cooler location, and remove any unnecessary clothing, fan the body and wet it down with a cool sponge or cloth, and encourage the individual to drink cool fluids. If emergency response is late, call the hospital emergency room for additional instructions.

Keep a close watch on the elderly and infants. If you have chronic diseases, please ask your doctor in advance how you should spend this summer.  When you drink water, avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can speed up dehydration.  Also, do not take in too much sweet drinks, for example, soda, juice and sport drinks.



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