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People with Respiratory Illnesses Should Use Caution in Heat Humidity.
The summer months can spell trouble for some older adults with respiratory ailments.
As outdoor temperatures rise, so does the risk of landing in the hospital, says a team of Johns Hopkins researchers in a new study. Older adults generally have more difficulty adjusting to rising outdoor temperatures than younger people. As we age, we become less efficient at thermoregulationthe body's ability to keep itself in a healthy temperature lebenserwartung range.
Plus, older adults are more likely to have conditions such as heart failure, diabetes, heart disease and obesity, which heat can worsen, and take prescription drugs like diuretics, beta blockers, antidepressants and anticholinergics, which can interfere with the ability to cool off and perspire.
Hot weather can be especially hard on people with respiratory disorders. In their study, the Hopkins researchers uncovered a correlation between inhalieren rising temperatures and the number of emergency hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) and respiratory tract infections among people 65 and older.
Emergencies rise with temps, using data collected from approximately.5 million Medicare beneficiaries, the researchers found that, for every 10-degree increase in daily outdoor temperature, same-day respiratory-related emergency hospitalizations of older men and women rose.3 percent. To reach their conclusions, the researchers measured the number of hospitalizations for respiratory disorders and the daily temperatures from May to December over 10 years through 2008 in 213 urban.S. The association with emergency hospitalization risk remained, even after the study fanfiction authors accounted for air quality, most notably pollution and ozone levels, and seasonal trends.
Hospitalization risk was strongest on the day of heat exposure but still significant on the day after. Past studies have shown a link between exposure to outdoor heat and respiratory-related deaths, but this study is the first wide-ranging look at the association between outdoor heat and respiratory-related emergency hospitalization among an older population that's not limited to residents of major.S. The Hopkins study was published online in March 2013 by the.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.