Avoid direct sunlight, drink lots of water, eat right to prevent heat stroke—DoH

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health on Monday warned the public, especially those with hypertension and heart problems, to avoid direct exposure to sunlight or constant contact with the heat of the sun to prevent heat stroke.

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag said even if the Holy Week break is over—when fasting and abstention from eating meat are observed by devotees—it would be better to continue avoiding fatty, oily and salty foods.

The public is also advised to drink lots of water; maintain ventilation in their homes and work areas; wear appropriate summer clothes, like those with thin texture or those that won’t contribute to heat stroke. 🙄

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