• More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat

    7 days ago - By Health

    SUNDAY, Aug. 10 —Because aging affects the body's ability to respond to summer heat, older adults are particularly at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat fatigue, heat cramps and heat exhaustion, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging .
    Factors that may increase the risk of heat-related illnesses include:
    Age-related changes to the skin such as poor blood circulation and inefficient sweat glands.
    Heart , lung and kidney diseases, as well as any illness that causes general weakness or fever.
    High blood pressure or other conditions that require dietary...
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