As temperatures soar to unprecedented levels in April, large parts of North India are at risk of facing brutal heatwaves, which could have serious health implications. Extreme heat alters the body’s natural temperature regulation mechanisms, leading to heat stroke, dehydration, fatigue, confusion, diarrhoea, and heat cramps.
Moreover, the long-term effects of extreme weather conditions can also exacerbate chronic health conditions. Additionally, people may experience behavioural changes due to rapid temperature rise.
Public health officials urge caution and awareness during this period, as heatwaves can pose significant risks to individuals’ well-being.
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