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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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What age are you a senior citizen?

65: Technically, 65- the age you become generally eligible for medicare in the us. Some organizations are trying to pull people in earlier (like age 55), but likely this age will become less relevant as we live longer and more productive lives into very old age. ...Read more

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Is 10mg ampitripline safe for senior over 65?

Is 10mg ampitripline safe for senior over 65?

May not be: Amitriptyline may cause several significant side effects, especially in patients over age of 65. They include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, or confusion. Make sure that you discuss with your doctor if another treatment option is available. ...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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How long does it take for a senior vision to change?

How long does it take for a senior vision to change?

Impossible: Impossible to answer. Some seniors have great vision, some are not so great. It is very individual. ...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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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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How can I avoid having health problems when I become a senior citizen?

Heathy thoughts now!: We are creatures of habit. The key is creating health habits both with physical behaviors and mental thoughts. If we pay attention to our self-talk and develop emotionally healthy attitudes, it will help us enjoy better health immediately and in the future when we become a senior citizen. ...Read more

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When you go to a senior center and no one is in the halls is that good or not?

When you go to a senior center and no one is in the halls is that good or not?

Depends: The question really is, "what is everyone doing? " are they involved in stimulating, creative, active occupations, or are they all watching tv? The former is good; the latter may be bad. You need more information before passing any kind of opinion or judgement. Hope this helps! ...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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Feeling empty inside. Empty nester and single. Don't want to join those retiree or senior groups. What can I do?

Feeling empty inside. Empty nester and single. Don't want to join those retiree or senior groups. What can I do?

Volunteer! Travel!: Both a great activities to be with people of all ages, and they will give you pleasure. For example, doing some hospital work will make you feel good, and you will meet many people. Travel with groups. There are many fall new england bike tours that take 30-50 people and visit local bed/breakfast facilities. Same true for wine country. Always look forward to something which excites you! ...Read more

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

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

Consider:: Eval by your physician along with working with a nutritionist and a personal trainer. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix > ...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 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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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 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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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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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 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