Health is a luxury. Whoever has good health should hold tight to it. Anything that is good is subject to a lot of opposition and this is also the case for health. In this respect it is important to know the challenges that an older adult should expect in his or her effort to stay in good health.
First and foremost, there is the challenge of time. There are times when you are away from home and it is late yet you did not bring a warm cloth. This is a very key contributor to the health of senior adult and should therefore be addressed. As a senior adult, it is advisable that you always dress in warm clothes particularly when you are not sure of the time that you will be getting back home. This is because at that age, your immunity is not as strong as it used to be in your junior years making you susceptible to diseases.
Secondly, there is the challenge due to ignorance. It is important that an individual who is at the age of 65+ appreciates the fact that their health is not as steady as it used to be. Over the years, the body is programmed to deteriorate and therefore it is expected that at this point in an individual’s life, things are a bit unsteady. Ignorance to things such as keeping warm and taking medication or visiting the doctor when you feel lightly unwell can be a very serious challenge towards the good health of an individual.
Another challenge to health is the failure to visit the doctor. This may be because of one reason or the other. However, it is important to always keep the doctor’s appointment or go for the check -ups as advised. In the event that you feel lightly unwell, it is important that you go to the doctor just so it does not develop into something serious.
There is also the concern of change in climate. In case you travel, it is advisable to see the doctor that way the effects due to a change in climate from what your immunity is used to do not affect you. This is a very common problem because the body conforms to a particular climate when one stays there for a long time. On this account therefore, doctors are known to give medications in advance for the older adults who plan to travel to different places that are different in climate.