Hyperthermia - 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. During the summer especially in August the temperature can stay in the high 80's and 90's. That poses dehydration and other special health risks for older adults. Dr. Basil Eldadah at the NIH says, there is a likely chance older adults can also develop the condition known as hyperthermia.
Eldadah: Hyperthermia is generally where the core body temperature is elevated above 38.5C.
Narrator: A temperature over 38 degrees Celsius, or 100.4 Fahrenheit, is known as mild hyperthermia. The symptoms for mild hyperthermia are fatigue, and dehydration. For more information on hyperthermia, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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