Are you losing your grip? Your grip strength comes into play whenever you open a jar or a door, carry grocery bags, or handle the steering wheel when driving your car. The strength of your grip is something you depend on every day. But you may not appreciate it until
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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
Although ankle sprains and strains frequently occur while engaging in sports or exercise classes, they also can happen if you step off a curb, into a pothole, or onto uneven ground. At that point, your foot may roll in while your ankle rolls out, stressing the ligaments that normally help
It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?” Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts With an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active,
Old sports injuries. Repetitive stress. Swollen joints from “rheumatism.” Whatever the osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms you may be experiencing, the next strategy is to come up with ways to beat it. Options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) treatment range from prescribed medications to simple over-the-counter pain relievers
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is turning into a true epidemic. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, nearly 14 million people over age 65 will have developed Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for
Balance and mobility are based on a certain degree of strength in both the upper and lower body. Difficulty in getting up, or pushing upward with your arms, from a chair or sofa might be an indication of upper body weakness. Lower-body weakness or unsteadiness is a warning sign for
Although the DEXA scan is still the gold standard, many doctors are using bone resorption testing such as urine NTX and the CTX test to identify excessive bone loss.
Q. I am really fond of eating cheese, which was a normal part of our diet growing up in Europe. But there is such an emphasis on the lactose and fat content of cheese in this country that I begin to wonder if it’s good for me. Can you clarify?