What Is the Human Body Shaped by Climate?

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Ever since humans have been on this earth, climate changes have helped them adapt to the changing temperatures and weather conditions that they are exposed to. The basic function of the body is to keep it insulated against external temperature and environmental changes such as these. As temperatures change and climate changes, the body also changes to suit the new environment.

There is always an effect on the human body when changes in temperature and climate occur. Human body adapted to cold climates thousands of years back and it still adapting to extreme heat and cold conditions. In most cases, human bodies are more sensitive to temperature and environmental changes than animals. This is one of the reasons why animals are able to survive in extremely cold and extreme heat climates with no problems at all. Humans are not that lucky.

Human beings are most sensitive to changes in temperature and environment. There are a lot of factors responsible for changing the temperature and environment and sometimes it is caused by external factors and sometimes it is caused by internal changes taking place within the body. Human body is affected greatly when changes occur in the external environment which directly affects the temperature and weather condition.

When the temperature of the soil and water goes up, the human body starts to sweat and adapts to the extreme hot or cold temperature. When the temperature goes down, the body becomes less sensitive to changes and can survive in the same temperature without any changes. The problem with this is that changes in external temperatures and climate tend to go in opposite directions and can cause a lot of discomfort for the people living in that kind of environment. This is the reason why temperature changes tend to affect the human body very badly.

Temperature changes can be caused by internal changes too. The body tends to adapt to external conditions but internal changes may also take place and make the situation totally different. The internal changes include digestive system and breathing rate of the human. When the internal organs of the human body are subjected to extreme conditions like extreme cold or extreme heat, the internal organs get damaged and can lead to death of the person. So, both external and internal changes have a direct effect on the human body and climate is another major factor which affects the human temperature.

Human beings are quite responsive to the climate change and some people are quite affected by the changes and there is less chance for them to survive. Extreme weather conditions cause rapid temperature changes which can bring about several health problems like cold and cough, flu and skin diseases. Extreme temperature changes can even kill the human body quickly. Hence, the human body reacts towards the climate conditions. The climatic conditions are controlled by Nature itself but human beings are not able to control the change in the climate for a long time.

The external temperature and climate conditions also have a direct effect on the mental and physical health of the people. The temperature can affect the mood of the people and can make them happier or sad. It can also cause headaches and the stress can increase the temperature. The increase in the temperature makes the insects attracted to the body and the human body gets vulnerable to diseases easily. People should be careful in order to control the weather and take necessary precautions in order to stay healthy all the time.

The human body reacts towards the external temperature and the change in the climate affects human body. The climate is directly responsible for causing heat stroke and cases of heat stroke have increased lately. If the human body is subjected to too much heat, it can cause the passing of the person. It is not easy to predict the change in the climate as every month the weather conditions can change. However, at least we can try to understand the climate and prepare ourselves for the changes in the weather.

Provided by Antonio Westley


Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.

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