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Generic Name: ATORVASTATIN - ORAL Pronounced: (a-TOR-va-STAT-in) Lipitor Oral Uses
Atorvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help
lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good"
cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as
"statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.
Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol
decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart
In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a
low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this
medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and
stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.
How To Use Lipitor Oral
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as
directed by your doctor, usually once daily.
Dosage is based on your medical condition, ...
It's funny to describe yourself at this age! It is a
wonderful task and I recommend it to all of you. Get out a piece of paper (or
sit at your computer) and write one l-o-n-g sentence about yourself, as if the
reader doesn't know anything about you. Do it now, I'll wait.... Now, sit back and
look at what you've written. Are you happy with your description? If yes,
FABULOUS! If not, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Here's my sentence: Rompin', stompin' woman who has energy
to burn (most days), journalist, rock climber, kayaker, emergency medical
technician, cookbook editor, and soon-to-be nursing student.
Now here's the funny part: I was almost NONE of those things
before I hit 45, before menopause took hold of my hormones and shook them to
At 50 (or just a few months before), I changed my life. I
didn't let the "change of life" change me, I took control. Ok, I'm a bit of a
control freak but more on that later. I was working as an editor and publisher
Always screen your calls and never pick up when your elder calls with a nasty demanding tone. If you never give in to moaning and groaning, they will eventually stop trying that approach. But if you eventually give in, you are teaching them that all they have to do is continue pushing harder and harder because you will eventually cave in. Never allow yourself to be manipulated.
Set reasonable but strict limits of when you can be available and then hold out until your elder asks for your attention in a reasonable way. Then, immediately respond positively to reinforce the good behavior. Be sure to tell them how much you appreciate the way they have approached you this time and be generous with your praise and affection. If you reinforce the good behavior, you will get more of it.
Getting your elder involved in activities will be the best thing for both of you. Call your Area Agency on Aging to find the local Senior Centers and Adult Day Care Centers and learn about enroll...
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