There are several natural remedies for constipation in older adults that are considered to be very effective. The most popular remedy involves the use of ginger or cinnamon. These herbs help with bowel movements by acting on the intestines to stimulate bowel movement. Another remedy that has proven very effective is the use of fiber supplements. Fiber helps in absorbing nutrients from food and is very beneficial when it comes to weight loss. A variety of weight-loss supplements containing fiber and other natural ingredients are available to assist older adults in their dietary needs.
Geriatric depression or depression in the elderly is accompanied by changes in the emotional and mental state of a person. Older adults more often get a feeling of sadness, but this doesn’t mean that depression is a part of aging.
Hypothyroidism occurs when there is an abnormally low amount of activity in the thyroid gland, a small gland in the front of a patient’s neck. A sluggish thyroid gland may cause a number of symptoms, including: muscle weakness, mental and physical fatigue, fluid retention, weight gain, hearing and vision difficulties, depression, headaches and dizziness in the mornings, and many other symptoms. Any combination of symptoms should be taken seriously. Patients should schedule an appointment with their primary care provider, or endocrinologist, as soon as possible.