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In hot summer conditions, you need to carefully monitor your health. Even in the young and healthy generation, during the heat, the efficiency decreases and the general fatigue of the body increases. Older people in such abnormal weather have a harder time than others, especially those who suffer from chronic heart disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes.

Heat strikes the main blow on the cardiovascular system. Summer heat threatens not only solar, but also apoplectic stroke – as the stroke used to be called. It is a widespread, dangerous disease associated with circulatory disorders in the human brain.

“The direct effect is not so much heat as dehydration. People in old age, in principle, drink a little, and generally forget to drink. Due to the low consumption of liquid, and liquid must be consumed per day at least 2 liters, there is a drop in the volume of circulating blood, ”says the associate professor of the Department of Nervous Diseases, Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service Alexander Kovalenko.

According to him, people prone to sudden changes in pressure are advised to monitor their health with special trepidation and attention in such heat and not forget about drinking plenty of fluids. For the normal functioning of the body, it is necessary to drink at least 2 liters of fluid per day. Moreover, the liquid can be in any form.

“Plain filtered water is best, but tea, coffee, juices and other liquids can also be included in the daily rate,” says Alexander Kovalenko.

Alexander Kovalenko has been involved in brain rehabilitation for many years, in particular, rehabilitation of patients after a stroke. He argues that the consequences after damage to the cerebral circulation can be very serious.

“If you feel unwell in the heat, do not delay, call an ambulance. Regardless of how old you are, whether you suffer from chronic diseases or not, ”advises Alexander Kovalenko.

Stroke is a common disease. For decades, St. Petersburg has been holding leading positions in the country in terms of morbidity and mortality from cerebrovascular accidents. Every year in the city about 25 thousand people fall ill with cerebrovascular accidents. In terms of effectiveness, conservative measures for treating stroke are not inferior to surgical methods for the prevention of ischemic stroke. Today, the most effective method of treating a patient with acute ischemic stroke is the mechanical removal of blood clots from the lumen of cerebral arteries, the so-called thromboextraction. This method is used in the clinic of neurosurgery of the Military Medical Academy.

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