Dehydration and sunburn the big dangers as temperatures forecast to top 30 degrees

People are being urged to look after each other in the hot weather, with temperatures forecast to possibly exceeding 30 degrees centigrade this week.

Principal health risks include dehydration and sunburn. Older people and infants are particularly vulnerable to becoming dehydrated, while children are particularly at risk of sunburn.

While the young and the elderly are particularly vulnerable, everyone should take care and stay hydrated and avoid sunburn. People should be aware of the symptoms of dehydration and particularly take care of older people, especially if they are less mobile and struggle to get regular drinks for themselves.

Hot weather advice for all patients

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks.  As the weather heats up in Birmingham, make sure it doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems when the weather is very hot. In particular, very hot weather can make heart and breathing problems worse. 

Contact the CCG

Birmingham South Central CCG
Second floor, Bartholomew House
142 Hagley Road
B16 9PA

Tel. 0121 255 0700

465 3464

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