Category Archives: Health Challenges

FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

Falls in the Elderly By Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Professor Emeritus of Medicine/Geriatrics, University of California, Los Angeles   Most falls occur when people with a physical condition that impairs mobility or balance encounter an environmental hazard. Although many people have no symptoms before […]

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)

Today, we will continue with health-related problems that affect older adults and the focus is on the adult male. Erectile dysfunction can affect anyone irrespective of age and here is an easy to read article on the topic. Erectile Dysfunction and Your Age: Is It Inevitable? Is erectile dysfunction inevitable? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an […]

CATARACTS

Cataracts Facts About Cataract This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about cataracts. An eye care professional who has examined the patient’s eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions. About Cataracts What is a cataract? […]

BALANCE DISORDERS

Balance Disorders What is a balance disorder? How does the vestibular system work? What are the symptoms of a balance disorder? What causes a balance disorder? What are some types of balance disorders? How is a balance disorder diagnosed? How is balance disorder treated? How do I know if I have a balance disorder? How […]

ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Atherosclerosis What to know about atherosclerosis By Joseph Nordqvist Reviewed by Daniel Murrell, MD What is atherosclerosis? Symptoms Treatment Causes Arteriosclerosis vs. atherosclerosis Complications Risk factors Atherosclerosis is a condition where the arteries become narrowed and hardened due to a buildup of plaque around the artery wall. It is also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease. The […]

HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH OLD AGE

Health Problems Associated With Old Age Growing Old has its challenges and there are different diseases associated with old age. The A-Z of health challenges will be listed here and in the following months, I will be informing you on each of them from experts and various online sources. Here we go: Atherosclerosis Balance Disorders […]