A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society has found that thiazide diuretics’ side effects are more common than previously thought and urges doctors to use greater caution when prescribing.
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As the summers continue to grow longer and hotter, it is becoming more important for people, particularly older adults, to understand the symptoms of heat-related illnesses. The human body works hard to maintain a normal temperature, but excessive heat forces the body to work harder than normal. In essence, the
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection, but are also one of the easiest to treat and prevent.
Your urinary system includes the two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. UTIs occur when bacteria get into your urethra and travel up into the bladder.
Health experts have varying opinions on how much protein needs to be consumed for optimum health. However, one thing they all agree on is that eating protein every day is a dietary essential.
One primary function of protein is that it contributes to lean muscle mass. As you get older, your
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Most Americans get plenty of protein, despite the marketing hype suggesting otherwise, but an emerging scientific consensus says older adults may need even more. Evidence also is mounting that the timing of older adults’ protein consumption may be important; the traditional, protein-heavy dinner might need to give
If you watch television, you probably notice frequent ads for diabetes medications—but, if you have diabetes, how do you know if those medications would work better for you than what you are currently taking? The answer: Discuss all of the medication options with your doctor, who can explain the risks
Q: I have a hectic schedule and only get about four hours of sleep at night. I feel that I am losing my ability to recall information. Does sleep deprivation adversely affect memory?
A: Many studies conducted over the past decade or so have demonstrated that sleep deprivation interferes with memory
Purines. Everybody has them, and nearly everyone consumes them. Purines are natural substances found in your body’s tissues and in a wide array of foods. Moreover, they’re the precursors to uric acid, which forms when your body metabolizes purines.
Just as a heart attack may result from high cholesterol and other
Millions of American women suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), a condition that occurs when the muscles of the bladder involuntarily contract. OAB is characterized by urinary urgency (feeling a sudden urge to urinate) and frequency (urinating eight or more times in a 24-hour period, and/or waking two or more times