Human health and theIR quality of life have been improving in the past 100 due to changes in medicine and in public health (Mattes et al., 2013). Patients are placed on multiple medications at the same time and it important to understand their safety, efficacy, drug interaction, and toxicity (Mattes et al., 2013). As Mr. Cynthia Nurse practitioner, my job is to understand what affect her prescribing medication is having on her body. I have place Mrs. Cynthia on Lisinopril for her hypertension and metformin for her type II diabetes.
Tamera Small October 9, 2015 English Wordly Wise Lesson 4 Vocabulary The Fierce Five The Fierce Five was the gymnastics team that won the gold medal in the 2012, Summer Olympics in London. The members of the team were all between the ages of 15 and 18. They were all very close
In the article, Fiber Free-for-All: Not All Fibers Are Equal, it discusses what individuals must know about fiber and where to get the types of fiber that count. According to the National Academy of Sciences, women need 25 grams of fiber and men need 38 grams a day. However, older people need less fiber because they need less calories as well: “The advice is to get 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories, and older people need fewer calories” (Thomas Wolever). Based on studies, people that consume the most fiber from cereals, breads, and other grains has a lower risk of heart disease. Additionally, there are two types of fiber. Soluble and insoluble. Fruits, vegetables, and grains have both soluble and insoluble fiber, but insoluble fiber is not broken down by gastrointestinal enzymes. A few grains, like oats and barley, have more soluble fibers, which can be broken down
Have you ever stopped to think how many different medications one has to take to be at risk for polypharmacy? Is polypharmacy a matter of too much medications at one time or, can it be a complex medication regimen that is being used to treat side by side health problems? Polypharmacy has many different meanings such as, more than five medications taken by an individual on an everyday basis. Another description may be multiple medications that are taken to treat one or more conditions within an individual. In either case, polypharmacy among the elderly “represent one of the fastest growing segments of the population” (AGBONJINMI, L. A., 2017).
#3 respond polypharmacy The concept of “deprescribing medications” as mentioned in your paper is an interesting topic. This is a relativity new concept that the use of multiple medications that can increase the risk of adverse drug reactions to the patient. When polypharmacy is apparent, the risk of drug interaction falls
Pica is the persistent eating of substances with no nutritional value such as wood, hair, ice, dried paint flakes, plastics or wires. (Cynthia R. Ellis, MD April 2016) Pica is most common in people with developmental disabilities like autism, people with intellectual disabilities and in children between the ages of 2 and 3. It can also affect women during pregnancy. (Mary L. Gavin, MD April
Evidence-Based Practice Proposal on Eating Disorder Prevention Erica Nichole Thomas University of Missouri Kansas City Eating disorders can be defined as someone who eats, or refrains from eating, in order to satisfy
3 Key Tips for Managing Your Medication If your doctor prescribes you multiple medications to manage and prevent various health conditions you’re not alone. In fact, research shows that roughly half of the adult population age 65 and older takes five or more medications each week. While medication can be beneficial
Preoperative fasting time and the proper nutritional support in postoperative are two important factors in the patient's recovery, especially when it comes to children with oncological diseases due to greater nutritional risk and susceptibility to complications, since the organic response trauma can lead to the appearance or worsening of pre-existing
The FDA is proposing to update the nutrition fact to label! What does this mean to you, should you be concern or care? Unless you're a nutritionist you shouldn't have to read a nutrition fact… right? Wrong! Everyone should know how to read a nutrition fact label. Look around, amongst you are bodybuilders, someone trying to lose or even gain weight. Despite the hype about physical appearance, people always look at the amount of calorie and judge whether it’s healthy or not, completely avoiding the other information provided. The goal of my speech is to inform you about serving sizes, the nutrients you should limit and understanding the little footnotes giving to us at the bottom.
Instead, doctors should prescribe one medication that solves two problems. Statin drugs for instance are used to lower cholesterol, but can also help decrease the risk of the secondary issues such as heart attack and stroke. This can be done by encouraging doctors to monitor their patient’s medication history. Healthcare administrators can create policies requiring this to be a common practice in the healthcare field. When patients mix different pills, side effects can be more prevalent. Drug interactions can be more harmful than helpful.
Geriatric polypharmacy Polypharmacy refers to the use of four or more medications by a patient who is generally over the age of sixty-five also known as the geriatric population. While other populations are at risk, elderly patients have a higher rates of chronic illness which leads to taking several different medications. They are more likely to have numerous doctors causing poor communication between the groups of providers. This leads to different medications getting prescribed that can cause adverse reactions, overdoses and death.
different drugs to take on a regular basis. Because of these age-related changes, many drugs
• Implementations across whole facilities and not just on a case-by-case basis can be problematic. • Compliance of patients and families to remain on a modified diet of thickened liquids only can be difficult, especially after leaving facilities.
• Nutrition More applicable for specialist dining establishments (such as those in hospitals) or catering companies, the ability to provide nutritional information on the food you serve can offer you a competitive edge, and reassure customers particularly in areas such as school dinners, for example.