Tips: Seniors’ Health
Non-drug pain management
There are many non-drug ways to help deal with your aches and pains, including:
- Over-the-counter pain medications
- Topical medications (rubs, creams)
- Prescription medications
- If over-the-counter medications do not relieve your pain symptoms, anti-inflammatory drugs and prescription mediation may be recommended. These medications may cause side effects that need to be monitored by you and your healthcare practitioner. These medications should only be taken under the supervision of your doctor.
- Some doctors will also use cortisone (steroid) joint injections to help lower the pain in certain joints
Eye health: diet
Keeping your eyes healthy will help you keep your vision strong. Consider these tips for healthy eyes.
A healthy diet including foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and minerals copper and zinc, can help keep your eyes healthy. Try these foods:
Eye health: vitamins
If recommended by your doctor, consider a vitamin supplement that is specific for eye health. Many of these are called AREDS vitamins and they often include:†
†Smokers should talk to their Walmart Pharmacist before starting an eye vitamin because there are products made just for them.
Eye health: exercise
Eye health: lifestyle
Eye health: diabetes
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.