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We support seniors by finding solutions with their practitioners at a time where they have numerous factors affecting their health 

The Atopic Child

The incidence of childhood atopic disease in developed countries has increased dramatically over the past several decades. In Australia at present one in four children is affected. The exact reason(s) for this is still not completely understood. It may be linked to our environment, the food we are eating, changes in our lifestyle, genetics or…

Alzeimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 2/2)

This article is a continuation of the first article on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In part one, we started to look at various natural measures, such as diet and nutritional supplementation, which have demonstrated promising results (relating to improved mental function) in the early stages of AD.* As mentioned in part one to this article, AD…

5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) is the most active form of folic acid

5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) is the most active form of folic acid, the B group vitamin, also known generically as folate. Folate deficiencies have been linked with such health conditions as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological abnormalities. What Does 5-MTHF Do? 5-MTHF (together with vitamin B12) functions as a methyl group donor in a range of metabolic…

Seniors

Seniors tend to visit their practitioners more than they have ever before due to numerous factors affecting their health. Another major issue is that many seniors are hospitalised due to the improper use of commercial medication. A lot of people don’t realise that many of their issues can be avoided with specifically compounded medicines and this could save them in time, money and add to their quality of life. 

Common Challenges for Seniors

There are many challenges that seniors face as with age comes an overall deterioration of health. The aim is to ensure that the best possible quality of life, whether it be for someone facing a relatively minimal amount of conditions or diagnosed with a condition that may end their lives.

 

1. Achieving compassionate and personalised care at the end of ones life

There is a growing interest in caring for individuals at the end of their lives. The final stages of terminal illness are very difficult for both the patient and their loved ones. At the heart of hospice care is the belief that each person has the right to die pain-free and with dignity.

In most cases primary care is given by a loved one at home. Pharmacists play a big role in the hospice environment as pharmaceuticals are vital to help manage and relieve a patients symptoms.

 

2. The results that lifestyle and aging play on our skin

There are many aspects of growing older that are desirable including widom and maturity. However, the physical signs of maturity are not necessarily something that we welcome. This includes the loss of elasticity, age spots, crows feet and laugh lines.

Factors that affect the aging of skin include:

  • Damage from the sun, cold or wind
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Fatigue
  • Poor nutrition
  • Environmental irritants such as years of harsh makeup, soaps or detergents.

 

3. An unbalance with hormones that can have an effect on the way you feel.

Hormones affect many aspects of your health, including mood, your metabolic function and sexual and reproductive function. If your hormones become unbalanced, due to menopause or other factors, you can end up feeling like a stranger in your own skin.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is often prescribed to ease the symptoms of such hormonal imbalances. However, each persons body is different and has it’s own unique needs and the commercial approach of –one-size-fits-all can have adverse effects in this type of situation.

 

Common Conditions for Seniors

We work with practitioners who treat patients with a broad spectrum of disease, disorders and conditions. Being a provider of tailored, personalised and individualised medicine allows us to provide solutions that are not readily available. For a full and complete list or areas that we can treat, be sure to check out our Patient Conditions page.

To discuss solutions for specific conditions, you should attain information through a one to one consultation either over the phone or in person with a qualified health professional. Don’t hesitate to call our free hotline on 1300 564 799 to have a discussion with one of our qualified pharmacists.