Research shows that about 40 percent of Americans over the age of 65 take five or more medications a day. As we get older, it is expected that more health issues will arise, necessitating a higher need for medications. However, public health researchers at Brown’s University have discovered that 21 per cent of seniors are being told by their doctors to take medications that are known to be high-risk.
High-risk medications are drugs that have …Read more
You may think that blowing off a doctor’s appointment or two is no big deal, but think again. Along with aging comes a variety of health concerns that you may be trying to avoid; however, avoiding your doctor can lead to serious problems that could land you in the emergency room. Below are three reasons that you shouldn’t skip the next doctor’s appointment that you’re dreading. Going just might save your life.
By the age of 50, approximately half of adults have experienced the itching, bleeding and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids; so why are we all so embarrassed to talk about this common ailment? The reality is, if you’re suffering with hemorrhoids you likely have a friend or family member that has suffered with them at one point in their life too. So, instead of being embarrassed about this painful condition talk about it. Your friends and family members may have a …Read more
Urinary tract infections, or UTI’s, are extremely common urinary health infections, and they affect more than 50 percent of the female population. Sexual intercourse, pregnancy, tampons, and many forms of contraception can increase the risk for developing urinary tract infections.
As such, many people assume that UTI’s are more of a younger woman’s problem, however this assumption is false. The sad truth is that there is no such thing as outgrowing UTI’s and post-menopausal women actually have a higher risk …Read more