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Aging Body Loses Temperature Control

The threat of hypothermia – when your internal body temperature slips below 95 degrees Fahrenheit – exists year around for folks whose age slips by 65 years. Most people are aware that they have to wrap up during frigid winter weather to avoid this condition, but seniors can still fall victim in air-conditioned buildings during the heat of summer.

Interior thermostats set between 60 degrees and 70 degrees can be dangerous for older folk so they should dress accordingly all year. Wear layers of clothing at all times. It’s easier to doff a coat or jacket than to shiver without one. Always wear a hat or cap and keep gloves handy. Take off any wet clothing and stay out of the wind, both of which can cause your body temperature to drop quickly.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

December 2, 2022 at 2:00 am

Posted in A Musing, Aging, Health

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