Daily Court Reporter - News Older adults are at higher risk for complications from extreme heat
Older adults are at higher risk for complications from extreme heat
The Ohio Department of Aging reminds all Ohioans to treat hot temperatures and high humidity levels as severe weather. As we age our bodies may become less able to adapt to extreme conditions. In addition, older adults are more likely to have chronic health conditions that can upset normal body responses to heat, like sweating. With more health issues can also come more prescription medicines, which can also impair our bodies’ ability to regulate temperature.
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Date Published: July 9, 2018