Dripping in the heat while intoxicated can lead to vasospasm, which is fraught with stroke or heart attack. On July 25, the chief freelance psychiatrist-narcologist of the Moscow Department of Health and the Ministry of Health of Russia Yevgeny Brun warned about this.
“If a person is not trained for temperature changes, then a cold reaction can occur, which leads to an instant spasm of blood vessels, and this can also cause a heart attack or stroke. This is especially dangerous for a person who has consumed alcohol, “- he quotes “RIA News” doctor.
According to the doctor, the danger is also represented by the fact that a drunk person can simply fall into the water and not get out.
Brune emphasized that alcohol dulls the sense of danger, and a person ceases to objectively calculate his strength and situation.
“Secondly, the coordination of movements is impaired. Thirdly, in the heat from the temperature drop against the background of alcohol intake, spasm of peripheral vessels can occur even in healthy people, which can lead to fainting, ”the specialist said.
The narcologist clarified that not only alcohol, but also any cold drinks with ice can pose a danger to the body in the heat.
“If a hot, steamed person drinks a glass of cold water with ice, then there may be the same cold reaction that can cause spasms. Here you need to understand some of the subtleties. The spasm can be local, and when there is a local spasm, the tissue of the nasopharynx becomes necrotized, and this can become a breeding ground for various bacteria, and a fairly frequent phenomenon of acute angina occurs precisely in the heat, when a person drinks a cold drink, ”the expert added.
Earlier, on July 8, Rospotrebnadzor warned about the dangers of swimming in city fountains. Citizens were warned that the water in the fountains is not disinfected, and that disease-causing organisms live in it.
According to experts, bathing in the fountain can result in not only colds, but also serious illnesses, for example, acute intestinal or respiratory infections, conjunctivitis, as well as enterovirus infections and viral hepatitis A, which pose the greatest danger.