As the body ages, it is prone to developing chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Treatment may consist of taking several medications, which can be quite a daunting task, particularly for older adults. Consider the fact that as people age, they face challenges in hearing, sight, digestion, absorption, and memory. Arthritis sufferers bear an additional burden when handling medications and pill bottles. Although these drugs are often a necessity, they can pose a risk if not used properly. Following some simple tips at the doctor's office, pharmacy, and at home, will go a long way in preventing dangerous and perhaps life threatening events.
At the doctor's office
At the pharmacy
There is no doubt that medications are necessary to treat a variety of conditions, but can they make you sick? The truth is that they can, IF you are not careful!
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