HEALTH GUIDE FOR SENIORS

Seniors consume more prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines than any other age group. Older people tend to have more long-term, chronic illnesses — such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease — than do younger people. Because they may have a number of diseases or disabilities at the same time, it is common for older people to take many different drugs.

Many older people owe their health in part to new and improved medicines and vaccines. Remember, medicines that are strong enough to cure you can also be strong enough
to hurt you if they aren’t used correctly.

Keep in mind that “drugs” can mean both medicines prescribed by your doctor and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, which you buy without a doctor’s prescription.

Be sure your doctor knows what medicines you are taking and assures you that it is safe for you to take your medicines together.



ALLERGIES
ANXIETY DISORDERS
ARTHRITIS
ASTHMA
BACK PAIN
BLADDER CONTROL
BREAST CANCER
CHOLESTEROL
COMMON COLD
CONSTIPATION
CORONARY DISEASE
DENTAL HEALTH
DEPRESSION
DERMATITIS
DIABETES
DIARRHEA
ECZEMA
HEARING LOSS
HEARTBURN
HEMORRHOIDS
HERPES
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
IMPOTENCE
INDIGESTION
INFLUENZA
KNEE INJURIES
MENOPAUSE
MIGRAINE HEADACHES
OSTEOPOROSIS
PEPTIC ULCERS
SHINGLES
SKIN CANCER
SKIN CARE
SLEEP
SMOKING
SPRAINS
VITAMINS
WEIGHT LOSS