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Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.

Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of

8. Special Health Concerns

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Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,

What’s Really in Your “Dietary Supplements”?

Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

If you have pain in four or more joints, you’ve likely experienced what’s called polyarthritis. It isn’t a specific condition per se; polyarthritis typically is underpinned by another form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout. In some cases, polyarthritis can be traced back to an immune system

Ignoring Joint Pain Can Make Matters Worse

Joint pain increases with age for many reasons, including lack of muscular strength, inflexibility, genetics, and damage from overuse or misuse. Joint pain is not something to be endured as a normal part of aging. It is a signal from the nervous system that something is wrong, and it should

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

Is Osteoarthritis an Inevitable Part of Aging?

As we get older, it may seem like living with increasingly creaky, arthritic joints is inevitable. Of the more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common and age is a factor. It rarely occurs in young adults and affects more than one-third of Americans over

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

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