Summer care and health care for the elderly
First, timely replenish body fluids.
High temperatures in summer and excessive consumption of body fluids are an important cause of many diseases in the elderly.
The most common is blood blood pressure is slow, easy to cause high blood pressure, resulting in cerebral vascular rupture or thrombotic stroke, myocardial infarction and so on.
Even due to excessive water loss, causing poisoning reactions caused by imbalance of pH in the body, these diseases are life-threatening.
Therefore, if you are thirsty, you should drink water. You should replenish your body’s water at the right time. At night, you should put a cup of cold water on the bed and stop it in time.
Second, pay attention to heatstroke and cool down.
Ventilation of doors and windows in time to convect air and keep the indoor air fresh.
It is often mopped with cool water to maintain air humidity and cool indoors.
There is an air-conditioning device in the room, and the temperature cannot be lowered too low to avoid the “air conditioning disease” caused by excessive temperature difference.
Older people should be able to reduce their outings during the day due to their poor resistance to high temperatures.
Usually drink more light drinks, such as bamboo heart chrysanthemum tea, winter melon sea rice soup, lotus leaf mung bean porridge, etc., but also eat some fresh fruits to help cool down and heat.
Third, pay attention to food hygiene.
In summer, the human body wicks more sweat and consumes more nutrients. To adjust the nutrition, you can eat more lean meat, fish, eggs, soy products and fresh vegetables to supplement the body’s protein, sugar, calcium, vitamins, etc.Consumption.
You should also eat more heat, detoxification, heat-relieving fruits, such as bitter gourd, loofah, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes and so on.
Fourth, pay attention to rest.
Arrange the housework reasonably, pay attention to the combination of work and rest, and ensure night sleep and lunch break.
A midsummer nap is very important to the elderly.
Nap time should not be too much, too long will affect the heart and brain supply of blood; too short fatigue can not be recovered, nap about an hour or so is better.
Fifth, often clean the skin.
In the summer of hot episodes, excessive sweat causes the epidermal cells of the human body to diverge, sweat pores and sweat glands are easily corrected, sweat stays in the skin to cause lice; sun exposure can occur for a long time, solar dermatitis can occur; organic matter in sweat is bacteriaGrowth provides nutrition and is prone to purulent skin disease.
In the summer, the elderly should take a bath and change clothes to keep the sweat glands clear and the skin clean and hygienic.