Health Experts In The UAE Warn Of Heat Exhaustion As Temperatures Touch Nearly 50ºC!

Doctors say heat exhaustion is something that people must take seriously. It can be life-threatening if the symptoms are not addressed.

by Anupriya Mishra
Health Experts In The UAE Warn Of Heat Exhaustion As Temperatures Touch Nearly 50ºC!

It’s quite hot in the Middle East and UAE is no different. Temperatures are almost touching 50°C, residents are reeling under the hot weather. As a result, doctors and coaches across the UAE are urging people to reconsider engaging in outdoor sports activities. This especially comes after a UAE resident and amateur cricket Mandeep Singh passed away after playing a match.

Doctors Advise To Steer Clear Of Outdoor Sports To Avoid Heat Exhaustion

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In a report by Khaleej Times, it was mentioned that the death of the cricketer who passed away, after playing a match has raised concerns about athletic health in high-intensity sports. As a result, not only sports coaches but even doctors are recommending postponing matches to after dusk. The reason for this is that playing under harsh weather conditions can be risky for the health. So people are advised to refrain from playing outdoor sports during the day in summer months.

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Heat-Related Symptoms Must Not Be Ignored

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In fact, according to doctors heat exhaustion is something that people must take seriously. It can be life-threatening if the symptoms are not addressed promptly! As such, heat exhaustion also leads to heat stroke and if not taken care of, it can lead to severe complications or even death in some cases. In fact, the grounds are often occupied from morning to late evening. However, some coaching centres are also shifting their sessions indoors, as the temperatures continue to get worse.

It is advisable that players rent out grounds in the evening so that they can avoid playing in the heat. As such, symptoms must also be addressed quickly in order to avoid any complications. Heat-related illnesses must be addressed quickly as they range from everything including heat cramps to heat exhaustion. Some of the symptoms include weakness, dizziness, rapid pulse, vomiting, muscle cramps, headache, excessive thirst, and nausea. When left and treated, it can be fatal.

In fact, residents have also been asked to take precautionary measures if harsh temperatures continue to persist.

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