Problems can come without invitation. There are instances that can happen in anyone’s life. Accidents happen! Knowing the facts and acting smart during problematic instances can prove to be extremely helpful.
Right from a handling a snake bite to managing a fire accident or being stabbed, here are some small facts that can help you live longer and eventually save your life. Share these with your loved ones. You never know when these prove to be lifesaver!
Basically, there are two types of snake venoms. One affects the nervous system (neurotoxin) and the other affects the blood circulatory system (hemotoxin). If at all a snake bites you, the first thing you got to do is stop panicking. If you start panicking, your heart rate increases and it starts pumping blood faster, enabling the venom to spread faster. The lesser you panic, the longer you live.
For those who think it is not possible to remain calm or not panic, here are some tips that can help control the heart rate indirectly.
- Take deep, controlled, slow breath; this will help heart rate from going high. It’ll also help reduce the panicking. Imagine blowing into a paper bag with deep exhalation. This is recommended for panicking attacks.
- Minimize movement or effort which will make heart to start pumping faster. If possible, take a car or ask to be taken to hospital instead of running or walking.
- Tie tourniquet (tight band of cloth) near bite location. The idea is to block poisoned blood from flowing back to heart and spread everywhere in the body due to pumping by heart.
- Last but not the least, it’s quite likely the snake is non-poisonous, but if you panic it’s possible to have a heart attack and possibly even die from that. So don’t panic to avoid being scammed by a non-poisonous rat snake!!