Month: January 2011

Protecting the Elderly from Heat Stroke

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) lists the following health-related factors that may increase risk of hyperthermia (high body temperature) in the elderly: Poor blood circulation and inefficient sweat glands Heart, lung, and kidney disease Salt-restricted diet due to high blood pressure Inability to perspire caused by diuretics, sedatives, and some blood pressure medications Being …

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