Problem

Overmedication of the elderly

Other Names:
Medical overtreatment of old people
Incidence:

Older people appear especially vulnerable to diabetes being overtreated. First, they may be less aware of symptoms that signal hypoglycemia. In addition, they may suffer from kidney disease, stroke or heart disease that make balancing blood sugar more difficult. Finally, they may experience serious outcomes such as heart rhythm abnormalities, heart attacks, cognitive impairment,injurious falls and even hospitalization or death.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST