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Seniors and psoriasis

Living with psoriasis as a senior presents its own set of challenges. You may find it difficult to get to your doctor’s office or clinic, especially during the winter months with snow and ice on the ground. Ask a family member, friend, or caregiver to help coordinate such things as planning for the visit to your doctor and your transportation there. If you have trouble remembering your appointments, ask your doctor’s secretary to send you a reminder card.

Another challenge that many seniors face is managing their own medications for various medical conditions in addition to psoriasis. If you have trouble keeping track of your medications, let your doctor and pharmacist know. Work with your doctor and pharmacist to find a treatment plan that meets your needs and suits your lifestyle. Ask them if you have any questions about your medications or are having trouble with such things as side effects or forgetting when to take them.

In order for your health care professionals to provide you with the best possible care, they will need to know your medical history and any medications that you’re taking. So be sure to inform your doctor and pharmacist of any changes to your medical condition(s) and medication profile. Also, keep them updated on a regular basis if there are any issues in your personal life that may affect your psoriasis in a negative way.

All material copyright MediResource Inc. 1996 – 2017. Terms and conditions of use. The contents herein are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Source: www.medbroadcast.com/healthfeature/gethealthfeature/Living-with-Psoriasis

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