BREAKING NEWS: Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple advised Nigerians to take extra care of themselves to avoid Heatstroke:

Due to the rise of temperature in several tropical regions in Africa, Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple advised Nigerians to take extra care of themselves to avoid Heatstroke:

Amb. Agim Godwin Apple – HealthCARE/Social services, Finland.

In light of the increasing temperatures in various tropical regions in Africa, Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple has stressed the importance for Nigerians to take extra precautions to prevent heatstroke.

Heatstroke can be a severe and potentially life-threatening condition that arises from prolonged exposure to high temperatures.

Ambassador Apple urged citizens to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, throughout the day. It is crucial to avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine as they can contribute to dehydration. He also stressed the significance of wearing appropriate clothing that allows the body to breathe and stay cool.

In addition, Ambassador Agim Godwin emphasized the need to limit outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day, usually between 10 am and 4 pm. If individuals must be outdoors, they are advised to seek shade and take frequent breaks in cool areas. It is advised to use sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. He said

Elderly individuals, children, pregnant women, and those with pre-existing health conditions are particularly vulnerable to heatstroke. Ambassador Apple, urged Nigerians essentially the northern parts which includes Kano, Kaduna, Borno, Katsina, Zamfara and others to look out for these vulnerable groups and ensure they are well taken care of during periods of high temperature.

His Excellency, Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple, urged citizens to be vigilant and monitor their health for any signs or symptoms of heatstroke, such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion, rapid heartbeat, and high body temperatures. Seeking immediate medical attention is crucial if any of these symptoms occur.

The Ambassador concluded by urging Nigerians to remain informed about weather conditions and follow public health advisories issued by local authorities. By taking these additional precautions and exercising caution, individuals can significantly reduce the risk of heatstroke and protect their well-being in the face of rising temperatures.

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