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What medications are most dangerous to hypertensive senior citizens?

What medications are most dangerous to hypertensive senior citizens?

Stimuants: Any drug with stimulating properties should be avaided in this type of patient. This may include decongestants (ie sudafed) appetite suppressants, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Goldman
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Seniors' Health (Definition)

Seniors' health refers to the issues surrounding healthy living for older adults, and the health problems that are ...Read more


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How can seniors save on drugs?

How can seniors save on drugs?

Use generics as much: As possible, and try to take the medicines exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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How to choose the right health insurance if I'm a senior?

How to choose the right health insurance if I'm a senior?

Research: Research all plans by checking the internet, calling an insurance agent or if medicare going to the website (medicare. Gov) look at your healthcare needs, how many times you see a md for chronic conditions, and how much money you spend on meds. Then find the plan (s) that best suit your needs. ...Read more

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Do other cultures treat senior citizens as bad as americans?

Do other cultures treat senior citizens as bad as americans?

Unfortunately, worse: In many cultures, senior citizens are treated far worse than in the us. Just visit any other country (first world or developing), and you will notice nearly no handicapped access, no elevators, no ramps, nothing to aid the elderly or infirm or physically limited. New zealand and australia are rare examples that do care for their aging population. ...Read more

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I am 17, a senior, 5'3 and 220 pounds I want to be 120-125 what can I do to be that size?

I am 17, a senior, 5'3 and 220 pounds I want to be 120-125 what can I do to be that size?

Work with a: Trainer. Check out the info on this site:
http://exercise. About. Com/cs/exercisehealth/a/teenagers. Htm. ...Read more

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What is senior assisted living?

What is senior assisted living?

Assisted Living: Senior assisted living refers to a residence where older people receive assistant with various aspects of their daily living: cooking, eating, transfers, toileting, transportation, washing, cleaning, doctor appts, etc. When you select a place to live make sure that you ask specifically what services they offer, what is included, what is extra, etc. ...Read more

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What risks for seniors on dwts?

What risks for seniors on dwts?

Strain, sprain, pain: Do you mean dwts as in dancing with the stars? Well, there are slips and falls that can result in broken bones, eg, colles fracture of the outstretched arm. Spinal pain or injury could occur from jitterbugging, I presume. Knee or ankle twisting could cause problems, eg. But--dancing and exercise can be beneficial for the heart, overall fitness. It would be best to have physical exam, supervision. ...Read more

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Is P90X safe for seniors/boomers?

Depending on your: Fitness level and any associated physical limitations, you can participate in P90X. Remember, it can be modulated for various fitness levels. But I'd stress that an older exerciser really needs to understand his/her limits, as there is literature to suggest that seniors are at higher risk of injury with these high intensity interval programs than younger persons. ...Read more

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Is exlax safe for senior citizens?

Is exlax safe for senior citizens?

Yes, used sparingly.: Used only on occasions, Exlax can be used safely by senior citizens. A better plan is to increase the amount of fiber in the diet, and perhaps even to use fiber supplements on a daily basis, if necessary. In addition, increasing the amount of fluid intake is important. If there are still problems with constipation after doing the above, then Ex-Lax, used rarely, is acceptable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why seniors more succeptible to cold?

Why seniors more succeptible to cold?

Immunity: As we age, our bodies age as well. Our immune system is no exception. Thus, it has less ability to fight infections than when it was younger. ...Read more

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Normal respiration range senior citizen?

Normal respiration range senior citizen?

12 to 16: Besides kids all adults have the same rate. ...Read more

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What screenings must I have as a senior?

What screenings must I have as a senior?

Proven ones: Depending somewhat on age, this list includes checks for high blood pressure, colon cancer, cholesterol (at least for men), unrecognized depression, mammograms (women) and bone density (women). Also beneficial are pneumococcal, tetanus/pertussis, flu and shingles vaccines, not smoking, and a healthy diet and exercise. For more info, check out the iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What are the effects of trips for seniors?

What are the effects of trips for seniors?

Senior citizens: We are probably the only country that dumps our seniors in a home and then visit them there. Most countries of the world the seniors are very much a part of the family structure. Taking them on trips are very important and makes feel a part of society - it is very important for them. ...Read more

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What is benefit of the courses for seniors?

What is benefit of the courses for seniors?

Courses for seniors: The real benefit is that it keeps their minds active and helps with memory and other skills. ...Read more

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What leads to high ESR in a senior citizen?

What leads to high ESR in a senior citizen?

Inflammation: High ESR is an indication of inflammation, with or without infection. The normal ESR value is higher in seniors than in younger people. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the sun for seniors?

What are the benefits of the sun for seniors?

The Sun: The major benefit of the sun is helping the body to convert inactive vitamin d to active vitamin d, but skin damage and eventual skin cancers must be considered -- for prolonged exposure spf 30 sun tan lotion is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the best exercise plans for seniors?

What are the best exercise plans for seniors?

Exercise for seniors: It is best for seniors to check with their physician before launching a program of excercies. Many of us jump in too fast, over-do it, and fail. Remember it is a gradual, cumulative benefit; needn't rush, be consistent most of all. Water based exerc is good for old joints and muscles, swim, water aerobics, "walking." weight training done right is great, keep u out of wheelchair and active. ...Read more

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Should I go to senior or intro yoga class at 55?

Should I go to senior or intro yoga class at 55?

Introduction class: Assuming that you have minimal prior exposure, then you should take an introductory class rather than a senior class; unless you have chronic diseases that have accelerated a decline in your mobility. ...Read more

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What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

Several: It all depends on the health problems the seniors have. They may have problems with. Cognition, visual and hearing problems, incordination, decreasing motor skills, loss of independence, depression - these are some of the things they face in late life. ...Read more

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I heard exercise improves memory in seniors. How?

I heard exercise improves memory in seniors. How?

Blood flow: By increasing blood flow to the brain and thereby increasing oxygenation and metabolism, memeory can improve. I would also add that there may be benefit from improved mood and overall increased vitality. The other benefit is that as you increase exercise, you are more engaged and less bored, this improves memory as well. There are probably other reasons such as hormones, etc but those r basics. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of senior wellness programs?

What are the benefits of senior wellness programs?

A wellness program: Is a good idea at any age. Some potential benefits:

Weight reduction
Improved physical fitness
Increased stamina
Improved bone density
Lower levels of stress
Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem
Possibly a lower incidence and/or slower progression of the chronic diseases of aging. ...Read more

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How does foreplay lead to better sex in senior men?

How does foreplay lead to better sex in senior men?

Here's some ways...: Time spent flirting, touching, caressing & kissing is time well spent. 1) longer foreplay is needed to accomplish strong & solid erection as men age. 2) penetration isn't all there is to good sex, nor is it even necessary. See how a session of non-intercourse sex works for you. 3) oral sex is a form of foreplay too! 4) adopt a fun mindset: have fun with your foreplay! Fun leads to good sex. ...Read more

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Where should I start if 50 in yoga? Basic or 'senior'?

Where should I start if 50 in yoga? Basic or 'senior'?

Basic: You can start at basic and not senior. Senior is over 65 not defined by the aarp! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a senior assisted living facility?

Anyone know what is a senior assisted living facility?

Communal housing: Assitive living facility (alf) is a place where people have their own apartments, but there is commnunal dining and staff (including rns) that can assist with medical care (meds) and supervise general care. It is generally paid for privately and any additional services (besides room and board) are extra expenses (med delivery, assitance with bathing, etc). One can hire their own private aide as well. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for seniors in wheelchairs?

Upper trunk: Shouldrs & neck. Lifting arms on your side & make rounds front & back. Lift up & down with small weights. Deep breathing & hold for 8 to 12 sec. There are many. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for seniors to build strength?

What are the best exercises for seniors to build strength?

Many types: Seniors can benefit from low weight, high rep exercises to build strength. Also, building core strength is essential to maintain strong bones. Also, balance exercises are important to prevent falls. Tai chi is a great example of how to do core exercises without weights and balance exercises at the same time. ...Read more

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What are the health insurance options for us seniors abroad?

What are the health insurance options for us seniors abroad?

Check with company: Most of insurances do not cover when you are in a foreign country. You may have to enquire with your company. Some countries do require proof of medical insurance before you land in the country. ...Read more