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Doctor insights on: Naldecon Senior Ex Medication

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Etremely congested with errible allergies. What OTC is equivalent to naldecon. I remember taking it years ago and it really loosened the mucus.

Etremely congested with errible allergies. What OTC is equivalent to naldecon. I remember taking it years ago and it really loosened the mucus.

Nasal steroid/AH: Antihistamine/decongestants used to be the best treatment for allergic rhinitis but have mostly been replaced by topical nasal cortisone and nasal antihistamine because of lower incidence of side effects and better efficacy from the latter. If the problem cannot be controlled with these drugs, considering seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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Phenylpropanolamine And Chlorpheniamine (Definition)

Phenylpropanolamine|chlorpheniamine is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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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

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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 should a senior start strength exercises?

How should a senior start strength exercises?

Three suggestions...: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing are good places to start for anyone, regardless of age. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance with bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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What type of balance exercises are recommended for senior citizens?

What type of balance exercises are recommended for senior citizens?

Your best bet: Is to focus on forms like Yoga, Tai chi, Reiki or Qi Gong. These are great forms of exercise that can very much help with balance. ...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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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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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's the best starting stance for walking program as a senior?

What's the best starting stance for walking program as a senior?

10 minutes normal pa: Add 5 minutes every 2 wks until 30, then start increasing your pace. Your goal is 16 min a mile & up to 3 miles 5 times a week. ...Read more

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Is atavan safe for seniors?

Is atavan safe for seniors?

Safer than some: Your own doctor knows best about your particular case. But in general, Ativan (lorazepam) is a safer benzodiazepine than others in its class because it has no metabolic by-products to build up in your system. It's also shorter acting than some of the others like Clonazepam or valium. That said, it's also a habit-forming medication which can cause sedation, difficulty with memory, etc. -- use with care. ...Read more

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Is l tryptophan good for seniors?

Is l tryptophan good for seniors?

No risk: This can be taken at any age, but I don't know what your purpose for taking it is? You may contact me at www. Drkusher. Com. ...Read more

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What are the best shoes for a senior?

What are the best shoes for a senior?

Some good Some bad.: There are good ones and there are bad ones. Tale a look a "KEEN" shoes. Black industrial shoe, very comfortable. ...Read more

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Can you help with my senior pullup rash?

Can you help with my senior pullup rash?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine these in person to he/she can see them live. ...Read more

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Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Yes.: Volunteer work at any age is great. Other things that can keep a senior mind sharp: exercise, eating healthy and mental stimulation - things like crossword puzzles, learning a new language, puzzles and brainteasers. ...Read more

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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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Any good appetite suppressants out there for seniors?

Any good appetite suppressants out there for seniors?

Yes but: There are 5-10 different meds that suppress appetite. Many have side effects that make them inappropriate for certain people no matter what their age. You need you a doc familiar with the full gambut of treatment. I am treating several patients more than 70. ...Read more

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How can seniors keep their brains in great condition?

How can seniors keep their brains in great condition?

Hope: Key is controlling risk factors for vascular disease, most especially even mild high blood pressure which affects the tiny vessels; discover B12 & folate (folic acid) deficiency & thyroid disease early. Studies produce ever-conflicting results, but most recently, treatment with angiotensin-receptor blockers for high blood pressure seems to delay or prevent both vascular and Alzheimer's type dementia. ...Read more

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Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

No: Senior housing is typically for those who are independent and able to manage their own activities of daily living w/o assistance. If they do need assistance, it's provided out of pocket by themselves or family. Assisted living facilities provide care for those who don't need nursing care but also can't/shouldn't remain independent anymore. ALFs can provide assistance w/ADLs incl medication mgmt. ...Read more

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What are the different long-term care options for a senior?

What are the different long-term care options for a senior?

Nursing home: Long term care for people needing continuos nursing care, are best cared in nursing homes. For people who have life threatening illnesses with impending death, they may be care for with hospice. ...Read more

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Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Depends: Some shelters offers seniors during tornado warnings. Please check with local county law enforcement about coordination of seniors during the diaster activity. ...Read more

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What tests/procedures can detect tia's (mini strokes) in seniors?

Clinical diagnosis: There is no test for tias, or transient ischemic attacks. They look like a stroke, but only last 15 min or less. They can, however, be a warning of an impending stroke, so you need to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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What's sundowning? Why do some seniors do it after accident, illness?

Nighttime confusion: Sundowning is the term used for a period of confusion, disorientation, at times agitation, irritability, symptoms of psychosis that occurs late in day. If one is having such episodes, it should be evaluated initially by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What supplements can a senior adult take to stay healthier than most?

What supplements can a senior adult take to stay healthier than most?

Colorful diet: Unless you are deficient in vitamins or minerals, I am not a strong proponent of mutliple supplements. Generally a calcium/d supplement (women), a baby Aspirin if your disease requires it. Otherwise, most studies support that a colorful diet rich in heathy fats, veggies, fruits and lean on meats and processed foods is superior to any extra pills. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Naldecon (Definition)

Naldecon is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more