Maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing as you age is vital to enjoying your A5-Tip-Flyer_Mar13-Tips later years. Managing your health can take time and organisation but it’s often the best way to age gracefully. Health checks and regular visits to the doctor are often enough to keep minor health conditions at bay. Healthy eating, aged care products, personal medication packs and natural supplements may also help assist with maintaining an easier lifestyle and reduce your risk of some health conditions as you age.

Aged Care Products

As time goes on independent living may become harder due to certain medical conditions and general ageing. This makes everyday tasks more challenging such as walking, using the bathroom and sometimes dressing ourselves. However there are now a large range of aged care products such as walking frames which allow you to live a mobile and independent lifestyle.

Personal Medication Packs

Remembering to take your medication at the right time can sometimes be difficult, especially if you are taking several medications. Medication packs can assist you in managing your day as they also provide a visible reminder to take your medication and allow you to keep track of where you are up to.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most common diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, and becomes more common with age. However, not everyone who has high blood pressure knows that they have it and it may go undetected for years. Speak to one of our pharmacists for a blood pressure check. A CoQ10 supplement may also assist to keep the heart healthy.

Memory Loss

As we grow older, we experience physiological changes that can affect the ability of our brains functions, such as recalling information. A supplement containing Ginkgo Biloba may reduce memory loss as it enhances oxygen utilisation and thus improves memory and concentration. Speak to your pharmacist to see if Ginkgo Biloba is suitable for you.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose their strength and density; they become fragile, weak and brittle and can fracture more easily. Osteoporosis particularly affects women after menopause and in their later years, although it also does affect some men. However keeping an active lifestyle and taking a calcium supplement can help prevent Osteoporosis.

For further advice and information on aged care products and what supplements could best suit your needs, speak to our pharmacist and friendly staff. Remember to mention if you are on any other medication as there can be contradictions with natural supplements.

References:
www.seniors.asn.au
www.herbwisdom.com
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au