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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Reardon
30 years experience Family Medicine
Great question: Chronic pain can affect the neurological hormones that regulate the transmitters in our brains. It can also influence how we interact with people. Th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Consult a doctor: Weight gain in the elderly can signifiy something medically wrong or even a medication side effect. It is important to have medical evaluation to det ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Vascular dementia: It is well known that a series of small strokes, called lacunes can eventually add up and cause vascular dementia, similar to alzheimer's. A sudden c ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple factors:: stress, tension, anxiety, depression, alcohol/drug use, personality structure, underlying medical conditions can all affect your memory. Get a compreh ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
9 years experience Geriatrics
Deterioration : Vision and hearing deteriorate with age. Bones get weaker. Balance and gait (walking) can worsen. Kidneys might not work as well, the list is extensiv ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Less calories: As we age, we typically become less active, although ideally we'd actually strive to maintain our previous activity level. But for the average joe(sep ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
Thanks for asking!: Decreased muscle size is what you will be see in physical changes as they age. Each organ has specific signs/symptoms and therefore there may be physi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Katz
Dr. Marc Katz answered
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Be supportive: Attempt to be supportive and, more importantly, assist the loved one to get some professional help. Most individuals who suffer from some sort of "p ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience Psychiatry
Oxidative stress: Pissibly yes. Individuals who suffer with mdd display lower serum/plasmatic total antioxidant potentials and reduced brain gsh levels. Ferh et al 2012 ... Read More
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Behavior change : Behavior change is one of the hardest things in medicine. Many reasons. Patients sometimes have fixed beliefs that are difficult to change. Peo ... Read More
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