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Home Health A-Z Common Emergencies

Common Emergencies

Medical emergencies are common in elderly. Accidents, hyperthermia, hypothermia and poisoning are some of the most common emergencies in elderly. This section will cover these emergencies in detail.

Also Read: First Aid Tips For Caregivers: Heat Stroke in Older Adults
Also Read: First Aid Tips For Caregivers: Heat Stroke in Older Adults
Elderly are more prone to accidents and falls in their homes. With age, we start losing our balance, bone density and experience muscle weakness, making us more prone to accidents and falls. Below are a few conditions in elderly that...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0avKKNDui44 Falls constitute for almost 14% of accidents in elderly and are a cause of concern. Repeated falls can create immobility in elders, especially because they already suffer from muscle weakness and low bone density. It is important to create...
What is Poisoning? Poison is any substance that harms the body. It can either be ingested, injected, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. And older adults are more susceptible to it as their immune system becomes weak and reacts immediately to...
What is Hyperthermia? If your body temperature climbs too high, it is knowns as hyperthermia. It refers to several conditions that can occur when your body’s heat-regulation system can’t handle the heat in your environment. You’re said to have severe hyperthermia...
Compared to adults, the elderly are more prone to infections and fevers. Low metabolism and low immunity make them highly susceptible to infections like viral fever, common cold and cough and even pneumonia. In fact, pneumonia happens to be...
A slight fever is often a sign that your immune system is running well. It shows that your immune system is fighting an infection. Elderly are often more prone to infections and fever, but that should not be a...

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