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1
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What aspect of primary aging of the upper gi tract leads to decreased appetite?

A

Increased gastric emptying time

2
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to a risk for reflux?

A

Relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter

3
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to a risk in lactose intolerance

A

Decline in lactase production

4
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to altered medication absorption

A

Delayed gastric motility

5
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to a risk for pernicious anemia?

A

Decreased intrinsic factor

6
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to a risk for achlorhydria

A

Decreased hydrochloric acid production

7
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to risk for deficiency of fats, minerals, and vitamins?

A

Decreased absorption due to decreased motility and blood flow in the small intestines

8
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to risk for impaired medication metabolism and excretion?

A

Decrease in liver size and blood flow

9
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to a risk for cholelithiasis?

A

Decreased bile production

10
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to a risk for impaired digestion?

A

Decreased pancreas size

11
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to increased risk for diverticulitis?

A

Weakening of intestinal walls

12
Q

What aspect of primary aging leads to an increased risk for constipation or diarrhea

A

Decreased Neuron density in intestines

13
Q

What is the primary education for constipation?

A

increase fluids

14
Q

What type of drugs are sennosides?

A

Stimulant laxatives

15
Q

What type of drug is docusate?

A

a stool softener

16
Q

Dehydration in OA’s is normally secondary to ___

A

Decreased thirst response