A lot of elderly suffer from different types of chronic diseases e.g. hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases etc. They may also encounter different acute illnesses at different point of time, e.g. flu, gastroenteritis. As a result, they may be prescribed a lot of different medicines Read more..
Drop in temperature increases the chance of catching a cold, flu and even death threatening pneumonia. Cold air also stimulates tracheal contraction and may trigger asthma. Moreover, people will shrink their shoulders when they feel cold and continual shrinking shoulders can lead to neck and shoulder pain, and can even cause cervical spondylosis. Read more..
In Autumn, people get sick easily due to sudden change in temperature. And low temperature causes vasoconstriction which may increase the chance of myocardial infarction (or commonly known as heart attack) and stroke. So keeping our elderly, especially those with hypertension or heart diseases, warm is very important in autumn and winter time.