Posts Tagged ‘ keratoconus ’

SENIORS STAY AHEAD OF HEALTH ISSUES

Feb 6th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors do not have to live with difficult health issues. If you are not getting satisfactory health care, you need to get a referral for another opinion. Seek until you find. Living with difficult health issues is unnecessary when there are options for addressing those issues.

Let’s look at a few:

Intestinal conditions:

Living with intestinal, colon and related discomforts became, for me, a frustrating and repetitive condition. I was finally referred to a specialist in gastroenterology. With his strong opposition to



SENIORS: EXPECTING AND ACCEPTING CHANGE IN HEALTH

Dec 13th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Wise counsel for senior citizens is ‘the one thing predictable for the elderly is change’. As we age, some body parts wear out from use… like our joints. We sit around more and exercise less and our muscles get weaker. Following retirement, we adjust to living on a fixed income and the constraints that come with that. Change. Predictable change.

The body parts wearing out has its own set of peculiar ramifications. I was diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration this week. It’s an eye condition in which the macula inside the eye deteriorates and causes change (that word again!) in vision. Change that makes vision deteriorate slowly and over a period of years.

I’ve already had three corneal transplants from an inherited condition known as keratoconus. That eye condition results in the