Title

What are the Normal Consequences of Aging?

ORCiD

Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Title

The Journal of Drug Intoxication & Detoxification: Novel Approaches

Volume

1

Issue

1

DOI

10.4172/2327-4557.1000e101

First Page

1

Last Page

1

Publication Date

6-15-2012

Abstract

Too often the medical community lends a deaf ear to patients who have vague complaints of adverse reactions to prescribed medications. In no population is this more common than in the treatment of the elderly. How can we comprehend this skepticism? One bias may be due to the tremendous attention given to the normal aging process and the knowledge that as one gets older we tend to heal slower, ache more and find ourselves associated with a decline in various physiological and cognitive functioning. Because of our defensive nature of doubting that our recommendations of therapy could actually be associated with a decline in various bodily functionings.

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