On Tuesday, the thermal feeling exceeded 40 degrees in the capital and Greater Buenos Aires. On Wednesday, rain and subsequent entry to the cold front caused a minimum to be around 20 degrees. Sudden changes in temperature and humidity, whether natural or artificial – due to the use of air conditioners – can have a negative negative impact on the body. Maintaining a healthy immune system can help you avoid it.
"According to the World Health Organization, extreme air temperatures directly contribute to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, especially in the elderly. On the other hand, in the event of extreme heat, pollen levels and other allergens are higher, so these environmental changes they make the body vulnerable, which is forced to constantly adapt and is exposed to various diseases, "they warn. Institute of Immunocology Dr. Ernesto JV Crescenti
In this setting, the immune system plays a fundamental role, "Because he is in charge of defending the organism from infections such as bacteria and viruses," explained doctors Ernesto Cressenti and Horacio Varela Jimenez. Through an organized reaction, the body attacks and destroys infectious organisms that attack it.
Lightweight wear is recommended in summer.
Specialists emphasize the importance of maintaining the defense system. "Weak immune system or less active than normal will turn us into light white to deal with repeated bacterial or viral infections, and even more severe diseases. Strengthening and stimulating the immune system will help to prevent many pathologies, "they say.
Specialists offer six guidelines for strengthening the immune system, especially at a time when we are subjected to sudden changes in temperature and large thermal amplitudes between day and night:
➊ Stay hydrated. Consume 2 liters of water per day.
➋ Eating a balanced diet, with high consumption of fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C (liver, eggs and dairy products), vitamin E (wheat germ oil, soybean oil, cereals, rice, olive oil, vegetable green leaf and nuts), iron (liver, meat, fish and eggs), zinc and selenium (present in almost all foods).
➌ Avoid situations of stress. The current rhythm of life and situations of anger or nervousness generate tough changes to the defense. Perform outdoor activities, or related to the playful and art.
➍ Provide good rest. The dream must be renewable, work and must consist of 7 to 8 hours.
➎ Performs physical activity. The exercise is crucial for cardiovascular health, improves mood, contributes to weight control, promotes good rest and increases defense.
➏ Avoid chemicals, preservatives, paints, artificial sweeteners, tobacco, alcohol, canned and processed foods.
➐ Watch out for the clothes. With climate change, the environment and those that are produced when entering air conditioning facilities, it is advisable to take a layer.
➑ Be careful of hygiene. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissue or the inner corner of the elbow. Discard disposable handkerchiefs immediately after use. Ventilate the environments. Do not share cutlery or glasses. Keep the clean door and objects for general use.