Healthy in the Heat: A guide to coping with hot weather and heatwaves
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Coping and staying healthy in hot weather and heatwaves including heat related conditions, tips, emergency treatment and recovery
As you age, you can have a higher risk of heat-related illness, especially if you live alone, have medical conditions, or if take certain medicines.
Physical changes happen as you get older, and you may be less likely to notice you are becoming overheated or dehydrated, and some medications can make this worse. Older people are also less able to cool their body by sweating.
Some medicines can make you more prone to sunburn and heat stress, so it is important to watch for signs of being affected by hot weather.
Always speak with your doctor or pharmacist for more advice about the medicines you are taking.
Follow these tips to help stay healthy in the heat if you are an older person: