It’s nearly Autumn but here in Melbourne we are gearing up for another five day hot spell. Melbourne. It’s going to be the hottest start to Autumn in decades. To beat the heat keep up with the weather forecasts.
Cancer patients are more vulnerable to heat-related problems so stay alert to warning signs so you can take action immediately and get indoors when you need to. If you are out and about remember to take a water bottle with you to keep hydrated. Learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of dehydration. These include a sticky or dry mouth, increased thirst, fatigue, headache, decreased urine output and dark yellow urine.
To function correctly, your body needs both water and electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium and chloride). Water helps to maintain body temperature, digest food and lubricate tissues and joints. Electrolytes, help to retain fluid, and maintain good nerve and muscle function. Remember your Hydralyte in Kit to replenish your body’s electrolytes.
If you are having problems seek medical care immediately.
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