Hyperthermia - 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Elderly people have a very high chance of developing hyperthermia during the summer. Dr. Basil Eldadah at the NIH offers a few easy tips for older adults to decrease their risk of getting this dangerous, heat related condition.
Eldadah: Number one is to ensure that there is access to a cool place during hot weather, so ensure that there is access to an air conditioned place, if not, one's own home, to at least go to a place where it is cool. Another is to ensure that they are drinking fluids adequately.
Narrator: But not alcohol or caffeine. For details, 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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