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NHS Kingston

Hot weather can affect anyone

Hot weather can affect anyone
06 August 2018

Residents in Kingston are being urged to take care of themselves and look out for young children, babies, older people, and those with health conditions who may be at risk during the hot weather.  

The main risks are dehydration from not drinking enough water, overheating – which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing, and heat exhaustion and heatstroke. 

The hot weather can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are:                                            

  • older people, especially those over 75
  • babies and young children
  • people with a serious chronic condition, especially heart or breathing problems
  • people with mobility problems – for example, people with Parkinson's disease or who have had a stroke
  • people with serious mental health problems
  • people on certain medications, including those that affect sweating and temperature control
  • people who misuse alcohol or drugs
  • people who are physically active – for example, labourers or those doing sports.

 

As the hot weather continues, it's important to take steps to look after yourself and your family, and regularly check on others you may know who may be at risk from the heat.

Click here for tips on how to stay safe in the heat this summer.

For more information please visit www.nhs.uk/stay safe in the heat and follow the Met Office on Twitter at @metoffice  

 

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

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