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Acclimatization and how to survive

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Acclimatization - not a disease but a natural process of the body to adapt to new climatic and geographical conditions. M³ show you how to prepare for the trip and how to behave in an unusual environment.

The hardest body is given the move from a cold climate to warm and back again. But even if you are traveling from a warm climate to a hot, the body can respond unpleasant symptoms, and they show up immediately, but the second or the fourth day after his arrival. Acclimatization can last up to ten days, and some people can not adapt to climate change over the years. The most difficult acclimatization runs in the equatorial climate, tropical rain forests, and hot dry deserts. The most difficult move in tropical countries are children, the elderly, the residents of the North. Doctors do not recommend to drastically change the climate in the short period of time (seven to ten days), so the body does not have time to adjust and relax to the fullest. Perfect trip to tropical countries - a holiday of two weeks or more. After returning home to be ready for re-acclimatization - re-acclimatization.

Signs of acclimatization

Loss of appetite, decreased muscle tone, unstable emotional state.

Sleep disturbance: insomnia or drowsiness.

Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract: diarrhea or constipation, nausea.

Lowered immunity, resulting in exacerbated chronic diseases, the probability of occurrence of herpes, cracks on lips, conjunctivitis.

Violation of water-salt metabolism, increased heart rate, breathing, sweating.

Overheating, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps.

Symptoms of the common cold:  a sore throat, runny nose, fever.

How to survive?

In advance to go to the country of residence time to minimize stress to the body.

In the week before the trip to lead a regular life, plenty of rest, eat right, leaning on vegetables and fruits.

Sunbathing in advance to prepare your skin for the sun.

The arrival of a better plan for the evening: then at your disposal will be a night to relax and adapt to new conditions.

Choose light loose clothing made of natural fabrics, preferably flax, always wear a hat, lubricate the skin with a protective sunscreen. So you can avoid overheating and sunstroke.

In the early days most lead a regular life, to observe moderation in eating, bathing and sunbathing. From 12:00 to 17:00, it is desirable to avoid direct sunlight.

The preferred way of life of local residents: in the afternoon siesta is obligatory, you can sleep or go to a place where there is air conditioning.

Do not hurry to try the local delicacies and exotic dishes, it is advisable to eat familiar food. The hottest time of the day does not overload the stomach. It is best to eat in the morning and in the evening, during the day - fruit and water.

Avoid drinking alcohol in the early days of rest. Remove the acclimatization of the symptoms can help green tea or lemon tea and a glass of grape juice with drops of tincture of ginseng.

A universal cure for no acclimatization. Therefore, in the case of unpleasant symptoms, use familiar tools. Your first aid kit should be: for diarrhea and allergies, antiseptic, antipyretic, analgesic, nasal drops, remedies for a sore throat.

After returning from a vacation to spend a couple of days at home is better to smooth the process of re-acclimatization.