Diary 263: Are you practising polypharmacy
Many elders are associated with polypharmacy.
Polypharmacy is the use of multiple medications by a patient.
There may be a tendency for doctors to prescribe more medications for the elders than thay have in the past as more drugs are available.
This may led to both overuse and inappropriate use of prescription medications.
More over, many elders also purchase medicines over the counters and from different pharmacies.
I have a 70-year old friend taking 5 types of medicines in the morning, afternoon and night.
He told me he has little choice as he has heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Do you have a choice?
Yes, you do.
Take health food to keep diseases at bay.
You do not have to practice polypharmacy.