We've been hit by an extreme heatwave and i do not know how to deal with this....any tips?
HEATWAVE: We've been hit by an extreme... - British Lung Foun...
I lived in Spain for 6 years and got through the summers with this. It feels like you've just had a cold shower.
I live in Australia where all hell has broken loose. Bushfires, extreme heat (often over 45 degrees Celsius), breathing difficult to say the least with IPF and organising pneumonia. I have found through trial and error that using a purifier and carrying a fan and mask essential. Finding your sweet spot for temperature both indoors and out can help manage illness.
Hope this helps. Cheers Dee
I live with day-time highs of 30 to 35 degrees celcius all year round (Thailand) but I'm afraid I'm not going to be much use to you as I find that so much better for my lungs (bronchiectasis) than my native British climate and after 2 to 3 years here I had acclimatised. Also I do use airconditioning to keep cool for a couple of afternoon hours and one hour getting to sleep in the hottest 6 months of the year.
Otherwise the obvious suggestions are 'getting up with the larks' (no larks here but we have equivalent cacophonies and there's always the roosters) for activities/excercise, floor/wall fans, under-dressing with breathable fabrics, keeping well hydrated and building air-conned coffee bars and shops/malls into your daily program at the height of the day's heat.