Winter freeze tips for patients

Winter freeze tips for patients

Sylvia Melton, Marketing Director at LBU

If you're a patient or have specific health concerns during a winter freeze, here are some additional tips to help you stay safe and healthy:

At home

Keep medications stocked

Ensure you have an ample supply of your medications to last through the freezing weather, as travel might be challenging during extreme conditions.

Prepare for power outages

In case of power outages, have a plan for maintaining necessary medical equipment and ensuring you have access to heat. Consider having a backup power source or alternative arrangements.

Emergency preparedness

Have an emergency kit ready with essentials like medications, medical records, and contact information for healthcare providers. This is crucial in case of unexpected events during a winter freeze.


Take care of yourself

Stay warm indoors

Maintain a comfortable temperature in your home to prevent complications related to cold exposure, especially if you have conditions like arthritis or respiratory issues.

Stay active

Engage in light indoor exercises to keep your body active and maintain circulation. Consult with your healthcare provider to determine suitable activities based on your health condition.

Stay hydrated

Even in cold weather, it's crucial to stay hydrated. Proper hydration is essential for overall health, including cardiovascular and respiratory function.

Avoid slips and falls

Be cautious when walking on icy surfaces. Use supportive footwear with good traction, and consider using assistive devices if needed.

Seek support

If you have specific health needs, consider having a support system in place, whether it's friends, family, or neighbors who can assist you during challenging weather conditions.


Remember that individual health conditions vary, and it's essential to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice based on your specific health needs and circumstances.

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