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Diet and Nutrition

Excessive Tea Drinking in the Senior Years

Tea drinking is not just a culinary practice. It is just as much a social habit and even a form of addiction. However, it is accepted as the norm in many countries and among many cultures across the globe. However, excessive consumption of tea may have a host of adverse effects on the body which […]

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers) Causes and Treatment in Seniors

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A canker sore (aphthous ulcer) is characterized by painful, open sores in the inner lining of the oral cavity, gum or upper throat. It can be due to various causes including mechanical and chemical trauma. In seniors this may be seen with poorly fitting dentures, certain medication, diabetes and nutritional deficiencies among other causes. The […]

Lactose Intolerance in the Elderly

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Digestive problems are common in seniors, sometimes associated with age-related changes while at other times due to diseases, drugs or surgery. A person who may otherwise have tolerated milk sugar (lactose) may find that their ability to process dairy products changes as they get older. With milk sugar, this is known as lactose intolerance. It […]

Belching (Burping) Problems in the Elderly

Belching (Burping) Problems in the Elderly

Passing out gas, either through the mouth as a belch (burp) or the rear as flatus, is a normal process. It is a result of gas being trapped or produced within the upper or lower part of the gut. Although often seen as an embarrassing event, there is sometimes more to a belch than may […]

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in the Senior Years

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in the Senior Years

It is often questioned whether vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary for adults. Despite the body not growing any further, it still has nutritional demands that needs to be maintained for its ongoing development, repair and for overall wellness. For younger adults eating a balanced diet, vitamin and mineral supplements are often not necessary. These […]


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