The Educated Patient™ | Page 2
Vitamins & Minerals for Seniors
When older patients are deficient in vitamins B and D, calcium, and iron, dietary supplementation can help them find nutritional balance.
Helping patients understand and identify anemia's underlying cause can promote adherence to treatment.
Menopause: A Stepwise Approach to Relief
The intensity, duration, and type of symptoms a women experiences during menopause depends on a variety of factors. Pharmacists are in a position to identify appropriate strategies to reduce or manage the most bothersome symptoms.
Hypothyroidism: What Every Patient Needs to Know
Hypothyroidism is caused by a variety of factors, and adults, particularity women, should have a blood test to determine thyroid problems every 5 years to detect the condition and treat it effectively.
Using Herbal Supplements
Are all products labeled "natural" safe and do they really improve symptoms? Pharmacists can answer these and other questions patients have about herbal supplements.
Gout is a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that is increasing in prevalence in the United States. There are a variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for treating and preventing flares of gout.
A variety of factors increase the risk of an individual developing Lyme Disease. This article reviews the disease, as well as current treatment and prevention options.
Caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients should understand the symptoms, stages, and treatments for AD, which is the most common form of dementia. Because AD can take a toll on friends and family members as well, tips for helping caregivers cope are also included.
Patients learn what OTC items to have in their medicine cabinets, and how to dispose of old medications safely.
Understanding and Managing Migraines
Migraines can affect patients differently--simple explanations are presented here to help educate patients on causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatments.
A Word on Heartburn
Many OTC options are currently available to relieve heartburn. This article will help patients find the right medication for them.