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  • Malkiat Singh Duhra

Health Management in Old Age

Age doesn’t automatically mean ill health, although utilisation of health services does increase with increasing age. Some people that are 80 years old have physical and mental capabilities similar to many 30 year olds. Taking care of physical health involves staying active, making healthy food choices, getting enough sleep and exercise, limiting your alcohol intake, and proactively managing your health care. We must respect senior’s choice, dignity, independence, partnership, privacy, respect, rights, safety, equality, and confidentiality.

Seniors have some common problems like heart disease, diabetes, dehydration, chronic constipation, mental health ( Alzheimer’s ), bone and joint related diseases, blood pressure, cholesterol, asthma, cancer, hearing loss, cataracts, back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, influenza, pneumonia, and falls. It is very important to get a medical checkup like blood tests and all other required tests regularly so that any disorder or disease may be diagnosed at initial stages to take necessary medical care. Visit your family doctor regularly.

Loneliness is the major problem in old age because your kids have to be busy to earn a livelihood. If you lost your life partner then this problem gets aggravated. You can manage this problem by adopting some techniques like always keep smiling, invite friends for tea, keep in touch with your friends and relatives by phone and also visit them regularly, spend some time at the computer, get involved in local community activities, play any games you like, visit religious places you believe in, go to recreation centres, get involved with your grandchildren, and involved in suitable hobbies you like and enjoy. When you take reasonable interest in your health, you can easily increase your lifespan by at least ten years and increase your healthspan.

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