Health & Lifestyle Tips from PF Family Medicine
TIP OF THE MONTH: AVOID HYPOTHERMIA :
The first sign of hypothermia is shivering. If left to its course it can rapidly progress to slowed movement, decreased thought process, longer reaction time, impaired judgement, coma, and death.
➢ Wear appropriate attire to include several layers, gloves, warm socks. Remember a hat as well, as large amounts of heat are lost from the head
➢ Keep the home temperature above 68 degrees, especially in the bedroom.
➢ Eat warm foods and drink warm liquids
➢ Avoid alcohol. While this can make you feel warm, it causes dilation of blood vessels resulting in greater heat loss.
➢ Check on elderly friends, neighbors, and loved ones regularly to make sure they are staying warm
Feb 2022 Newsletter
In this newsletter you will find tips on:
- Avoiding Hypothermia
- Cold Weather Tips.
- Reducing your Fall Risk
- Avoid Carbon Monoxide Injury
- and other cold weather injury risks