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Preventing heat stroke in elderly – By Axzons Home Care

With summer comes heat waves with unusually high temperatures that can last for days and sometimes weeks.Heat waves lead to more deaths annually in the United States than tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes combined.

Heat-related illnesses include
heat stroke – Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat-related illness, and requires immediate medical attention.

heat exhaustion – Heat exhaustion is one part of the spectrum of heat-related illnesses that begin with heat cramps, progresses to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke.

heat cramps – Heat cramps usually affect people who sweat significantly during strenuous activity. This sweating depletes the body’s salt and moisture.

heat syncope (fainting) – Heat syncope is a fainting episode that occurs in the heat, either during prolonged standing or exercise, or when rapidly standing from a lying or sitting position. It typically occurs in individuals who are not acclimatized to the heat. and
heat rash – Heat rash is a skin irritation that occurs in hot, humid weather. It is caused by profuse sweating, which can lead to the blockage of sweat ducts.

Elderly who are staying alone and uncared for are victims of the above health related illnesses.

Caring staff at Axzons Home Care is able to prevent the heat related illnesses in elderly people.

Contact us at 347-829-9667 to keep your loved ones away from the summer’s adverse effect of heat illnesses.

Stay cool and well taken care of this summer. Just call or email the staff at Axzons Home Care.

 

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