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This Is What Extreme Heat Can Do To Your Brain And Body

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Once the summer starts creeping in, we just find it hard to do anything other than hide inside an air-conditioned room or jump into pools.

Many people have been complaining about the heat becoming a little way too much to handle, and they were right because the past 4 summers were the hottest on record around the globe.

Plus, this summer broke all records by being the hottest ever, even during the night, and sadly, this trend will keep going.

But let’s face it, all of this heat is caused by humans pumping gases and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and we have nothing to do except handling all the struggles of sweating profusely and watching out for all the things that happen to us.

Click on Next to discover what extreme heat can do to your brain and body, according to science

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#1 – Dangerous exhaustion

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Once you go out during summer, a hot air will be blown at you that could even take your breath away for a split second, and the more you stay in that heat, the more serious the effects will be on your body.

The hot temperature will cause your body to sweat heavily, dehydration, dizziness, headache, clammy skin, cramps, nausea, tiredness, and a week, quick pulse. If those symptoms last for more than one hour and you started vomiting, then you have to get medical help as soon as possible.

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#2 – Heat strokes

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If the body temperature increased to more than 103°F, then the person will start experiencing a heat stroke, which is a fatal medical emergency. Some of the signs that indicate a heat stroke are strong, fast pulse, losing consciousness, no more sweating, and feeling confused.

Anyone suffering from the heat stroke must be cooled immediately, and make sure they don’t drink anything. Just try to move them to a cool place or put them in a cold bath, then call 911.

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#3 – We become dumb

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If you ever been to a steam room, then you know that feeling when the heat put your mind into a fog, taking a breath becomes hard, and no thought is clear. The same thing happens when the heat increases outside.

There are many studies that found out our performance become slower and more inaccurate when the temperature rises, and that mostly affects students who are taking tests and office workers.

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#4 – Air pollution

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On warm days, the sun’s heat causes pollutants to be affected by the atmospheric gases to form ozone, and the warmer it gets, the more ozone pollution is manufactured. In addition to the smog that sticks around because of the hot weather.

According to a 2008 study, for every degree Celsius rises, the ozone pollution will be able to kill more than 22,000 people around the world because of asthma, respiratory illness, and emphysema.

Moreover, the pollution could also lead to cardiovascular disease, asthma, allergies, and lung cancer.

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#5 – Suicide

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There was a study published this July in the journal Natural Climate Change that shows a 1°C rise in average monthly temperature was linked to an increase in the monthly suicide rate. In Mexico, it increased by 2% and 7% in the United States.

By 2050, the studies show that this heat will likely lead to 14,000 more suicides in the United States, and they are expecting it could reach 26,050.

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#6 – Mental health issues

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Even if you love summer and you are excited to do all of its special activities, the heat will be able to wear down all of your excitement and mental abilities. In fact, the same study about suicide found out that more than 600 million people are more likely to experience more depression when the temperature increases.

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#7 – Allergies and Asthma

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It is known that every spring, allergy people suffer from their throats, noses, eyes, sinuses, and more. But since the temperature is rising, the spring will be beginning earlier each year, which mean the allergy will get to stay longer. All of that leads to more sniffling and sneezing, therefore, high chances of having asthma attacks.

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#8 – Death

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The deadliest form of extreme weather is the heat waves. In fact, it is responsible for more deaths than hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, floods, and earthquakes combined in the United States every year.

Plus, around the world, there are many people who are exposed to extreme heat that is capable to make their organs swell and cells to die. In 2003, there were more than 60,000 deaths in Europe because of summer heat wave, while in 2010, more than 10,000 people died in Moscow.

These numbers are scary, so make sure to always stay hydrated, and stay inside when it is too hot outside. Remember that air conditioner is bliss. Stay safe!

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