Sepsis In Senior Citizens: What It Is, How To Treat It

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Sepsis in senior citizens happens when the body battles an infection. It could be  be a urinary tract infection or even pneumonia. Your immune system releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight the infection, and these chemicals can sometimes trigger additional inflammation in your body.   If left untreated, sepsis can lead to septic shock, a drastic drop in…

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Alzheimer’s Therapy: Where Is The Cure Coming From

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Alzheimer’s Therapy and the search for a cure has been going on for years. But, to date, no cure has been found and essentially Alzheimer’s is still a death sentence. The World Health Organization (WHO), estimates that approximately 50 million people world-wide live with dementia, and approximately 60–70 percent have Alzheimer’s disease. Senior citizens, aged 65 and older, are…

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Eat Healthy This Holiday Season: It Can Definitely Be Done

Eat healthy this holiday season, it can be done, no joking.  None other than the National Institutes of Health has just published a set of eating guidelines that is healthy and delicious. Eating healthy is important for all age groups an especially for senior citizens, who may already be dealing with one or more chronic…

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Stomach Flu, What It Is, Why It Happens, How To Treat It

Stomach flu is not actually like the viral respiratory flu, which we are strongly advised to get vaccinated against every winter. But, it’s just as miserable, painful, and annoying.   Stomach flu causes diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The only thing respiratory flu and stomach flu have in common is that they come from viruses. But,…

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Lymphedema Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Lymphedema is a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling of the limbs(edema). It usually affects one of the arms or legs. In some cases, both arms or both legs can be affected. The lymphatic system is a part of your circulatory system and plays a key role in regulating immune function. This…

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Seniors Hearing Loss: Treat It Or Ignore It, That Is The Question

Seniors hearing loss statistics are grim. According to the National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD), hearing loss in seniors is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. Approximately 33% of seniors between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, and 50% of seniors aged 75+ have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss impairs…

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Diabetes Month Observance Is Now, November 2018

Diabetes observance month is right now, in November 2018. It is observed every November. It is very important to publicize what diabetes disease is and how it affects your health and quality of life.   Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve…

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Sugar Intake In The United States Is Way To High, Learn Why

Sugar intake in the United States is way too high and the health consequences are devastating. According to the American Diabetes Organization (ADA), 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes. And specifically, among senior citizens aged 65 and older, 25% or 12 million seniors suffer with diabetes. Also, 2 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every…

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Loneliness In Seniors Can Increase Dementia By 40 Per Cent

Loneliness in seniors can increase their risk for dementia by 40%, according to a recent study. In addition, this effect ranges across a diversity of people and is independent of how much social contact they have. While several studies have shown the disastrous effects of loneliness on mental health, this study by researchers at Florida State…

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Blood Pressure Can Now Be Measured With Flexible Skin Patch

Blood pressure (hypertension) flowing through arteries and blood vessels can harm organs if it remains too high for too long. It can lead to heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. The added danger is that doesn’t cause warning symptoms, so you won’t even know if you have it. So, how to solve this problem?  …

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