HOUSTON – (June 22, 2017) – As temperatures continue to rise, the risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration also rise among adults 65 years of age and older. An expert at Baylor College of Medicine offers tips on how to recognize dehydration and stay hydrated and ways to manage the heat this summer. “Aging affects the body’s ability to regulate heat,” said Dr. Robert Roush, professor of medicine-geriatrics at Baylor. “As we age, we also lose our sense of thirst; it’s a normal age-related change.” In addition to losing the ability to feel thirsty, excessive heat also plays a role in dehydration in elder adults. Dehydration in combination with high temperatures can lead to many heal
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