February 19, 2020
Heat and humidity can cause heat pathogen
“I had an argument with a friend: is it possible to get a heatstroke during winter?”
CheckCheckCin: Heat pathogen is a common cause of illnesses during winter, and there are three major characteristics of heat pathogen. Firstly, bodiky damage from heat can lead to symptoms such as fever, sweating and irritability. Secondly, it rises and spreads. Pores open and you sweat under attack from heat pathogen. Losing fluids can lead to thirst, yellowish urine with low volume. Losing too much fluid and qi will easily lead to dizziness, shortness of breath, cramps. Thirdly, it usually harms the body with dampness. The high humidity environment makes it difficult for sweat to evaporate, the body fails to cool down by sweating. It causes symptoms such as fatigue in the limbs, poor appetite, and chest tightness. Therefore, people with dampness stagnation are prone to heat stroke.
No matter which season it is, hot weather with high humidity can easily cause heat stroke. If the heater is on to raise the room temperature, windows are closed and air is not circulating, or you have many layers of clothes to keep warm (common in babies or children), coupled with high humidity may cause heat stroke. Heat stroke is categorized into mild and severe. If you detect it early during mild heat stroke, symptoms include heavy sweating, dry mouth, nausea, lack of appetite, and easily fatigued. Go to a ventilated place quickly and drink warm water slowly to replenish fluid and allow the body to cool down naturally, thus preventing severe heat stroke symptoms.
Loofah tea with lotus leaves
Effects: clears heat and dispels dampness. Relieves heat stroke, excessive sweating, dizziness and fatigue after outdoor activity or exercise.
Ingredients: 10g loofah, 6g lotus leaves
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly and place into thermos, rinse with hot water once. Then add in hot water again and steep for 15-20 minutes. You can re-brew this tea until its flavor weakens.