Know why Senior citizens feel very cold in winters, know the reasons here

Winter is showing its colors in North India. Now the cold has started bothering even more because of the rain. But, you must have seen that senior citizens are more worried during the cold season, because they feel cold more.

In such a situation, we know why the elderly feel more cold and what are the reasons for getting cold, due to which the elderly remain troubled in the cold. In this regard, we spoke to Dr. Rishab Bansal, MD, Senior Citizen Specialist and Geriatric Medicine, who explained the reasons

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Know why Senior citizens feel very cold in winters, know the reasons here 

Winter is showing its colors in North India. Now the cold has started bothering even more because of the rain. But, you must have seen that senior citizens are more worried during the cold season, because they feel cold more.

In such a situation, we know why the elderly feel more cold and what are the reasons for getting cold, due to which the elderly remain troubled in the cold. In this regard, we spoke to Dr. Rishab Bansal, MD, Senior Citizen Specialist and Geriatric Medicine, who explained the reasons why the elderly feel more cold in winter. He gave one reason that metabolism becomes very low in old age, due to which people feel cold. Fat layer becomes weak- Dr. Bansal says that with ageing, the layer of fat under the skin gradually becomes thinner. This reduces the insulation of the body, due to which the elderly feel more cold in winter.
  There is an effect of blood flow- There are also superficial veins in the body, which help in keeping the body temperature stable. But, with age, the blood flow in these veins decreases, due to which the elderly feel more cold. Skin thermoreceptors are also important reason- Thermoreceptors are special cells in the skin of the body, which is able to detect the difference in temperature. They determine the sensitivity of the skin due to their location and number. In such a situation, there is a decrease in the thermoreceptor density of the elderly, due to which they feel more cold.