Article & Image from: DailyCaring.com
Heat stroke in seniors is deadly
In hot weather, heat stroke in seniors is a serious risk.
Because older bodies are less sensitive to changes in temperature and can’t adjust as well, seniors might not even notice that they’re overheating – until they become ill.
Chronic health conditions and common medications, like beta blockers for high blood pressure, also make it harder for the body to respond to heat.
We explain what heat stroke is and share 6 tips to prevent your older adult from overheating.
What is heat stroke?
Heat stroke happens when the body overheats, typically to 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. It’s a serious condition and requires immediate emergency treatment.
If it’s not treated, heat stroke can damage the brain, heart, kidneys, and muscles. Plus, the longer it takes to get treatment, the higher the risk for serious complications or death.