Hot and Humid

Posted by Puteri | 6/08/2008 04:52:00 AM | 0 comments »

Hot and humid is definitely not good for my health! I have been back in hot and humid Malaysia for two weeks now. One of those two weeks was spent in the jungles of Borneo where there was definitely no air-conditioning.

The presence of air-conditioning definitely helps with those nightly hot flashes! The experience of hot flashes during hot and humid nights without air-conditioning is not something I wished to repeat!

Once back in civilized accommodation - a bedroom with air-conditioning - nightly hot flashes are bearable once again.

Water retention is also something I have to deal with while living in a hot and humid climate. It is fortunate, however, that I was able to get rid of the excess fluids in my body during the night. Frequent visits to the toilet, though interrupting my sleep, is something I can live with. I'd rather wake up often during the night to go pee than put up with a bloated body!

Someone told me that drinking water with a squeeze of lemon juice helps in eliminating excess fluids. I have resorted to drinking iced lemon tea and that seems to help a little during the day too.

It is strange to have to acclimatize to a climate that I spent most of my life in! My kids don't seem to have any problem acclimatizing though, and they seem to deal with the different weather a lot better this time.