Hyperthermia - 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. There are a number of health related factors that may increase the risk of hyperthermia for older adults, such as taking several medications, or being over or underweight. Dr. Basil Eldadah at the NIH says there are other risk factors for this heat-related condition.
Eldadah: Older people may tend to be more dehydrated may not have as an intact sense of when they are dehydrated and therefore may not drink fluids adequately.
Narrator: He says symptoms of hyperthermia may include very hot and dry skin, a fast heart rate, and blood pressure changes. For details on hyperthermia risk and symptoms, 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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