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Combating the Pain from Shingles

Pain during and after shingles can greatly affect how seniors live. Early detection and immediate treatment are key to successfully combating shingles.

 
PRLog - Jan. 25, 2012 - DENVER -- The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released an article that discusses shingles, and just how serious this infection is for seniors. An estimated one million people in the United States get shingles each year, and most of those are age 50 and above. About one-third of the people who get shingles will develop serious complications, and the complications caused by shingles are increasingly more common after age 60.

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“Shingles comes on very quickly and manifests itself as a painful rash of blisters, usually concentrated around either the left or right side of the torso. A person who has had chickenpox is more likely to develop shingles later in life because shingles is caused by the same varicella-zoster virus that evokes chickenpox. The virus lays dormant in the body after chickenpox has come and gone, but it can flare up at any time, returning as shingles. Shingles is more common in people with immune systems weakened by chemotherapy, radiation treatment, transplant operations, stress, and HIV infection.”

“The condition of pain following a shingles episode is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and can last for months or even years. In fact, a person has an increased chance of getting PHN as they age. A 50 year old has a 50 percent chance of developing PHN. An 80 year old has an 80 percent chance of developing PHN.”

This press release contains only small excerpts from its original source. To read the full length of, Combating the Pain from Shingles, visit our Health Library at http://www.csa.us/HealthcareLibrary.aspx

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.


About SCSA

SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together. For more information about SCSA and its educational course, please visit www.csa.us.

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Erica Ananich, SCSA
(888) 538-2599
society@csa.us

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SCSA educates professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. That means understanding the key health, social & financial factors that are important to seniors — so you can find success in the senior market.

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