Senior Health

Iatrogenic Diseases are the ones that are caused by the medical treatment and are generally the result of the diagnostic and the therapeutic procedures conducted on a patient.  It is “any illness resulting from a diagnostic procedure or from any form of therapy or a harmful event that is not a natural consequence of the patient’s […]

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Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AF is one of the most common types of arrhythmia that disrupts the body’s regular heartbeat. The AF occurs when rapid, disorganized electrical signals have the atria (the upper two chambers of the heart) to fibrillate causing them to contract very fast and irregularly. The incidence of AF is about […]

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Paget’s disease, also known as osteitis deformans, is an uncommon, chronic bone disorder that occurs in about 1% of the elderly population, in the US and other countries like India, China and Scandinavian nations. It is rather more common in certain geographical locations like England and Western Europe. The disease causes the bones to grow […]

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According to a study published online in JAMA in September 2015, nearly 50% of the adults living in the U.S. have diabetes or pre-diabetes, that reflects the lack of production of insulin to lower blood sugar (known as Type 1 diabetes) or insulin resistance (known as Type 2 diabetes), where the body is either not […]

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The macula in the eye renders a clear central vision.  Macular Degeneration is a serious medical condition that usually affects the elderly. It results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field(the macula) because of the damage to the retina and causes the breakdown of the macula located in the retina. […]

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The middle-class Americans have plenty to worry about, viz. the inflation, the rise in healthcare costs, growing old with too little savings, postponing their retirement and not having enough resources and options in case of a crisis after they retire. The rapid and total disappearance of defined-benefit pensions has left many Americans unprepared for retirement. […]

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Knee problems can occur at any age. Seniors in particular, are vulnerable to the knee problems, partly due to the associated physiological changes of aging, and often because they tend to develop some problems with mobility as time goes by.  In fact, knee pain is one of the most common problems affecting millions of people living […]

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The second week of September 2015 will be hailed in the history of California with a landmark victory for supporters of assisted suicide, when the State Legislature gave its final approval to a bill that would allow the doctors to help terminally ill people end their lives. The similar right-to-die bill had earlier failed to […]

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Elderly adults who live in the nursing homes often lash out at each other and have to deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents. Most of these facilities house elderly, who are uninhibited, typically have dementia, share close quarters with strangers, suffer pain or lose their ability to communicate. Dementia is  also marked […]

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Heart failure develops over time when the pumping capacity of heart diminishes and it is not able to supply enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. It is usually called a geriatric syndrome as most of the heart failure patients are the older adults. It is also a serious cardiac syndrome that can […]

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Human beings require calcium for signal and muscle contradiction and to build and maintain skeletons. Aging, even in the healthy elderly, reduces muscle mass and muscle strength leading to a functional impairment. It is important in a number of physiologic processes, including calcium absorption, innate and adaptive immunity and homeostasis of a number of organs. The […]

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