The law of healthy dressing for the elderly
The physical strength of the elderly is declining, the body’s resistance is weakened, the body temperature regulation function is lowered, the skin sweat glands are atrophied, the winter is cold, and the summer is hot.
Therefore, the choice of clothing for the elderly should be warm, light, soft, generous and simple.
In the summer, the elderly should not wear dark clothes. They should choose those that have strong sweat absorption, good ventilation, wide opening, comfortable wearing, clothes that can be washed, and heat dissipation of the brake body.
Silk is not easy to adhere to wet skin, absorb heat, and is the most suitable for summer clothes.
In the winter, the elderly should choose those clothes with good warmth performance, but don’t wear too much, so as to avoid sweating, it is easy to catch a cold when it is blown by the cold wind.
Pay special attention to the insulation of important parts of the body when you dress. The upper body should pay attention to the warmth of the buttocks and upper arms. The lower body should pay attention to the abdomen, the waist and the thighs to keep warm.
Adding a cotton vest and wearing a top “old hat” is very helpful in preventing cold.
Winter trousers are heavy and easy to fall, preferably with a strap.
The clothes of the elderly are required to be large, soft, fit, and comfortable to wear. At the same time, the clothes should be simple in style, easy to put on and take off, don’t wear hooded clothes, and there should be more clothes with more buttons.
Old people’s close-fitting clothes are best made of cotton or cotton, and it is not suitable to wear chemical fiber clothes.
Because the chemical fiber has static electricity, it has a stimulating effect on the skin, which is easy to cause itching in the elderly.
However, some elderly people with rheumatoid arthritis can wear trousers made of polyvinyl chloride, because the static electricity generated by the chlorinated fiber is helpful for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
The feet are the distal end of the blood vessel distribution, and the subcutaneous fistula of the foot is relatively thin, and most of them are dense fibrous tissues, and the heat preservation effect is poor.
“The cold is born from the feet” is the truth.
Older people are more likely to have cold feet because their peripheral blood vessels are more circulated than normal people.
The coldness of the feet will cause the blood vessels of the nasal mucosa to contract, causing a cold. Some elderly people will have stomach pain, diarrhea, abnormal heart rate, and numbness of the legs.
Therefore, the elderly should prepare shoes and socks that are worn in different seasons.
In the winter, it is best to wear insulated, breathable, non-slip cotton shoes, cotton socks and imitation wool nylon socks with better cold resistance.