Let's prevent heat stroke

Measures against heat stroke for the elderly

In recent years, there have been many reports of heat stroke due to the intense summer heat. Among them, about 50% of heat stroke patients are said to be elderly people .

Why do older people need special attention?

- You tend to lack water in your body

Older people have less water in their bodies than younger people and need more urine to eliminate waste products from their bodies.

Decreased sensitivity to heat

As we age, we become less sensitive to thirst.

・The ability to regulate body temperature against heat decreases

Older people tend to overheat, and the circulatory system is strained more than younger people in hot weather.

Points to prevent heatstroke (checklist)

① Stay hydrated

- Drink water before you get thirsty.

・When you wake up in the morning, before going to bed at night, and before bathing, rehydrate.

②Let's use air conditioners and fans well

・It is also important to use air conditioners and fans well, without being patient.

・The room will be closed when you go to bed, so be especially careful.

③Take precautions against the heat

・Take well-balanced meals.

・Let's choose clothes to avoid heat.

・Remove the mask as appropriate.

If you think you have heat stroke...

Move to a cool place and stay hydrated. If you are not feeling well, go to a medical institution as soon as possible.

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Affiliation: Home Support Section, Elderly Support Section, Health and Welfare Support Department

Phone number: 03-3578-2400 (extension: 2400-2406)

Fax number: 03-3578-2419

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