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Food Might Not Taste the Same? Here’s Why

You probably know that as you age, your eyesight and hearing are likely to decline, but did you know that your senses of taste and smell can go south as well? We start out with thousands of taste buds on our tongues, on our throats and on the roofs of

Does a Poor Sense of Smell Indicate You’re Headed for AD?

Smell tests have been widely touted as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), under the theory that the nose knows more about the earliest signs of AD than any other bodily system. The level of difficulty people encounter in identifying certain scents—such as lilac, leather, lemons, strawberry, smoke, soap,

Don’t Ignore Middle Ear Infection Symptoms

Don’t Ignore Middle Ear Infection Symptoms

Whether it’s you or your child grappling with middle ear infection symptoms, the pain and discomfort can cause you a lot of sleepless nights. And while there are plenty of home remedies that provide effective earache treatment, signs of bacterial or viral ear infection should be taken seriously. An untreated

5. Getting Help

There are more health care providers, agencies, organizations, and resources than you might imagine who can help with balance and mobility problems. In this chapter you will find several user-friendly checklists. Make copies of the ones you think will be helpful in improving your balance, increasing your mobility, and decreasing

3. Falls and Loss of Mobility—Underlying Causes

Many of these underlying conditions are familiar. Others are not as well known, but can be just as debilitating. Here’s the list, in the order they are discussed.

Loss of hearing
Diminished vision
Cognitive disorders
Balance disorders
Geriatric dizziness
Stroke
Diabetes
Peripheral neuropathy
Orthopaedic injuries and procedures
Osteoporosis
Arthritis
Diet
Obesity
Metabolic syndrome
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Medications

Loss of hearing
Most of us don’t necessarily make the connection

Deviated Septum: Symptoms and Treatments

Deviated Septum: Symptoms and Treatments

The nasal septum is the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half. Sometimes it can deviate to one side, which narrows or blocks the nostril and can make breathing difficult.

In most cases, deviated septum symptoms and the condition itself pose no serious medical problems.

Dietary Relief from GERD

The burning sensation of heartburn in your chest, caused by stomach contents flowing back up into your esophagus (food pipe), can be agonizing. If you experience this more than twice a week for a few weeks, you may have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

GERD affects approximately 20 percent of people

Straight Talk About Your Voice

As you age, your voice often becomes weaker and loses its range and quality, a condition called presbylaryngis, or aging of the larynx. The result is that raspy, hoarse tone known as “old age” voice, which can have a profound emotional and physical effect.

“Many older adults begin to feel self-conscious

The Buzz on Tinnitus: Possible Help for Ringing in the Ears

Q. Are there any dietary changes or nutritional supplements that can help relieve the ringing in my ears? A. Possibly. Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing in the ears. It affects about 10% of Americans, with an onset typically between ages 40 and 70.    Tinnitus can vary in intensity

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