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Hot But Not Bothered

Hot But Not Bothered 2017-09-03T09:55:05+00:00

Cabin dehydration damages your hydration levels during the flight, but higher temperatures and humidity when you step off the plane can also dehydrate you. The usual chain of events is:

Temperature changes

High humidity

Dehydration

The combination of high humidity and a high temperature triggers the body’s sweat response. The following events take place:

Sweat cannot evaporate

Body cannot cool

Heatstroke

To combat the threat of dehydration when travelling to hot and humid climates:

Take a tube of O.R.S in your hand luggage

Replenish salts, glucose and minerals

 

Restore electrolyte balance