How does summer humidity affect your body?

Humidity is water in a gaseous state.

There are multiple ways to measure humidity levels.

However, the standard measure is relative humidity which is expressed in percentage. A higher percentage indicates more water in the air. When the relative humidity is high, you can become uncomfortable. This often happens when humidity levels hit 60 percent during summer. High humidity levels during summer affect our bodies. It slows down the evaporation of sweat from your skin, affecting the regulation of body temperature. When temperatures increase during summer, we sweat more, and that perspiration does not evaporate readily, making us feel hot and sticky. When it gets too hot during summer, your body’s natural defense mechanisms work harder to stabilize your internal temperature. These defense mechanisms include altered blood circulation, increased respiration, and sweating. Sweating is crucial for temperature regulation, but extreme humidity levels in the air significantly inhibit it. When sweat from your body can no longer evaporate, your body will be compelled to resort to other ways to cool off. You may start breathing quicker as your body gets increasingly hotter. Your heart will also pump blood to other parts of the body, neglecting the brain and other internal organs. You will begin feeling foggy and sluggish. Perhaps even faint or lightheaded. In extreme cases, you might faint. At this point, if your body still can’t stabilize its temperature, you can develop heatstroke or heat exhaustion, which is potentially fatal. Your indoor humidity changes can also cause ailments to your body, such as respiratory issues. To avoid this, you need to install a smart HVAC system with the ability to dehumidify your indoor space. You should also install a dehumidifier to boost your HVAC equipment’s function. If you do not know the specification of the ideal HVAC system to install, consult an HVAC specialist for direction.

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