We support seniors by finding solutions with their practitioners at a time where they have numerous factors affecting their health
It is important to maintain adequate levels of vitamin K. This fat soluble vitamin plays a vital role in many important metabolic pathways
This article discusses magnesium as magnesium sulphate, also known as Epsom Salts. Magnesium is involved in in more than 300 essential metabolic reactions.
Biotin is a water soluble vitamin, generally classified as a B-complex vitamin and is required by all organisms. It is obtained from food however most foods are poor sources of biotin, so a low intake is common (exceptions are biotin-rich foods such as egg yolk, kidney, liver and some cheeses).
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
- 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.