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Illnesses

Tips for Living with Emphysema and COPD

If you or someone you love suffers from emphysema or another form of COPD, there are a number of things you can do to halt the progression of your disease and protect yourself from further [...]

Emphysema and COPD Treatments

While neither emphysema nor COPD can be cured or truly reversed, a variety of treatments are available that can help to relieve a patient’s symptoms and slow the development of the disease. Depending on the [...]

Diagnosing Emphysema and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD), is actually a group of diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, specific types of bronchiectasis, and even severe asthma. Emphysema is most often caused over time by many years of [...]

Understanding Emphysema

Emphysema is a problematic lung condition that causes patients severe shortness of breath. In those who suffer from emphysema, the air sacs within the lungs, or alveoli, have been damaged over time. Some irritant or [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Stroke

Up to 80 percent of all strokes could be prevented. Stroke can happen to any person, at any time, and at any age. Generally, however, the risk goes up as you get older – and [...]

Treatments for Hemorrhagic Stroke

What treatment is given for a stroke depends upon what type of stroke the patient is suffering from: an ischemic stroke caused by a blocked artery, or a hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding directly in [...]

Senior Health

Tips for Living with Emphysema and COPD

If you or someone you love suffers from emphysema or another form of COPD, there are a number of things you can do to halt the progression of your disease and protect yourself from further [...]

Emphysema and COPD Treatments

While neither emphysema nor COPD can be cured or truly reversed, a variety of treatments are available that can help to relieve a patient’s symptoms and slow the development of the disease. Depending on the [...]

Diagnosing Emphysema and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD), is actually a group of diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, specific types of bronchiectasis, and even severe asthma. Emphysema is most often caused over time by many years of [...]

Understanding Emphysema

Emphysema is a problematic lung condition that causes patients severe shortness of breath. In those who suffer from emphysema, the air sacs within the lungs, or alveoli, have been damaged over time. Some irritant or [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Stroke

Up to 80 percent of all strokes could be prevented. Stroke can happen to any person, at any time, and at any age. Generally, however, the risk goes up as you get older – and [...]

Treatments for Hemorrhagic Stroke

What treatment is given for a stroke depends upon what type of stroke the patient is suffering from: an ischemic stroke caused by a blocked artery, or a hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding directly in [...]

Stories

What to Do when a Heat Wave Strikes

Hot weather is often a major issue for people. Everyone is bothered greatly once the temperature soars.  A heat wave can be worse. It does not only cause discomfort but also leads to a large number of sicknesses and deaths [...]

What Happens to Your Bones as You Age?

As people age, your bones are likely to contract in size and thickness. They also get brittle and are prone to fracture. Some bones also tend to become shorter. Muscles usually lose strength and flexibility. [...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Food

1. Waste.  It may be a surprise to learn that hunger and starvation around the world is not due to a lack of food. The world produces enough food to feed every person on earth. [...]

What to Eat When You’re Depressed

Did mom have it right?  Will eating something that you really enjoy make you feel better! Many people who feel depressed find comfort in food. The problem is, the choices tend to be “junk food” – chips, [...]

Is “Old Age” Going Out of Date?

Researchers have recently discovered what they call “Father Time genes”, genes that decide how fast we age. This discovery could lead to anti-aging drugs that may slow, or even stop, the aging process by isolating [...]

How to Minimize “Senior Moments”

Don’t remember where you left your keys? Memory lapses are often common as we age, but as long as these lapses aren’t disrupting your life, there’s no need to worry.  Stress, depression, vitamin deficiency, insufficient sleep, [...]

News

Suggested Activities for Seniors with Dementia

leisure time activities for seniors Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It weakens an old person’s memory, judgment and actions. Research says the disease accounts for 50% to 80% of [...]

How Seniors Can Cope with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is considered an auto-immune disease which results in the body attacking itself. The disorder occurs in body joints and usually lasts for several hours. It also produces pain, fatigue, fever, joint inflammation and [...]

Staying Healthy as You Age

Old age is unavoidable for all of us. As we grow older, our bodies become frailer, and our internal organs start to decline. This is why we are not only encouraged to stay active and [...]

Possible Skin Issues for the Elderly

Old persons (60 years and above) go through skin changes. This will definitely depend on factors like the food you eat, lifestyle, genetics, and personal dependency like smoking. However, extreme exposure to sunlight (ultra-violet ray) [...]

Aging Affects Joints and Bones

Most elderly folks become vulnerable to osteoarthritis. This is the kind of arthritis that erodes the shield that fills in the space between our bones. It is a chronic ailment and leads to rigidity, tenderness [...]

Taking Care of Older Folks

Elderly people are habitually restless. Many of them are scared of losing their autonomy and financial wellbeing. Moreover, seniors may be specifically concerned regarding deteriorating eyesight and poor health. In fact, they are confronted with [...]

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