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Spondylosis means: Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more
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Not really.: Boomers run anywhere from 50 to 67 years old now, and are more active than the older generations were at the same ages. They may take more medications - statins, BP and ed drugs - but only because we are managing more aggressively conditions we used to see as inevitable with advancing age. ...Read more
Geriatrician advice: Advice from Center for the Study of Aging at Duke University: 1) Laughter--is a way of coping & dealing with difficult situations & it has real clinical benefits; 2) Turn in early--sleep strengthens connections between brain cells & helps older adults process info more readily; 3) Get screened for heart disease, breast & colon cancer; 4) Get vaccinated for flu, shingles, tetanus. (Ref. AARP, 9/14) ...Read more
Hunting with an adult has many positive effects, from learning gun safety, to learning patience and how to follow instructions.
It is a good way for a youngster to bond with an adult. ...Read more
Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Several: Stroke in a young person can have many causes including abnormal blood clotting, blood vessel injury, a ruptured brain aneurysm or avm, severe high blood pressure, heart abnormalities and many other causes. The cause of the stroke should be investigated and treated in order to prevent future strokes. ...Read more
Plumbers and death: I don't know at what age plumbers tend to die but there is an increase rate of lung cancers. See: Patterns of mortality among plumbers and pipefitters. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3740068 ...Read more
Maternal death: Women die in childbirth form blood clots to the lungs, sepsis, bleeding disorders, primary pulmonary hypertension. Lupus, preeclampsia, heart disease, strokes, and other underlying medical disorders. Even in the 21st century, people die. We do the best we can as physicians, but some problems are insurmountable. ...Read more
Eating less food:
Obesity is an epidemic in the US. It adds weight to the body structure, causes excess stress on joints and arthritis can develop.
Walking, sitting and exercising become more difficult.
Try to have a healthy diet you will look younger.
Studies has shown that a 5% weight loss if you are obese can have healthy improvements to your life. ...Read more
Missing enzyme: Gene defects can be passed from unaffected parents to their kids if it takes 2 pieces, one from each parent, for the mistake to cause symptoms. In galactosemia, the gene pair responsible for making galactose is defective, so it is not made = causes galactose to build up in the kid = galactose-emia (galactose in the blood). ...Read more
Can start early: The average age of menopause is 51 or 52 years old. Women can experience the symptoms of menopause starting at 10 years before this time, and can extend for years afterwards. Typical symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood issues. The mood issues can include irritablity, crankiness, sadness, anxiety, or emotional lability. ...Read more