Common sense of health care products that the elderly must learn

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Common sense of health care products that the elderly must learn

Old people are the main market for merchants to sell health products, but unfortunately, the elderly do not have more understanding of health products.

Crazy health care products, but not eating health care products.

  Health products are very popular in Taiwan.

The newly released “2010 Health Food Survey” in Taiwan shows that 95% of Taiwanese have eaten health care products.

In 2008, the consumption of health food in Taiwan amounted to NT$67 billion, and it was possible to build a Taipei 101 building.

The survey found that nearly 90% of Taiwanese do not look at the place of origin and certification when purchasing health care products. Little is known about the necessary common sense of eating health care products.

  To open the bottle, throw the desiccant.

Once the health care product is opened, the desiccant and cotton that should avoid powdering of the drug and prevent moisture from entering must be replaced immediately. Otherwise, they will adsorb moisture and allow the water to remain in the canister, which will easily deteriorate the drug.

In Taiwan, more than 60% of people who did not throw desiccant after opening the bottle.

  Milk cannot be combined with antibiotics.

Antibiotics are widely used as bacterial infections such as sore throat, toothache, and inflammation of the tonsils.

When milk encounters antibiotics, calcium ions combine with some drugs to form insoluble salts, reducing the activity of antibiotics.

Prevent drinking milk before and after taking antibiotics.

At this point, more than 90% of the survey did not know.

  Ginseng and aspirin do not take.

Chinese ginseng, angelica, ginkgo and other traditional Chinese medicines are health products, and “regular customers” in supplements. However, these traditional Chinese medicines for supplementing qi and promoting blood circulation are used together with anticoagulants such as aspirin or warfarin, which may cause gastrointestinal bleeding.

Ginkgo biloba and some analgesics may also cause cerebral hemorrhage, and the combination of diuretics can lower blood pressure.

For this “incompatible” common sense between Chinese medicine and western medicine, more than 90% of the respondents are unclear.

  The high incidence of these food supplements also exists internally.

In addition, Yao Yi, director of the Pharmacy Department of Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, also reminded that health care products should be kept in strict accordance with the requirements of temperature and humidity. The unexpired health care products can be judged by color and smell to deteriorate.

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