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Doctor insights on: Aging Gracefully

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What physical changes happen to your organs during elderly age?

What physical changes happen to your organs during elderly age?

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 physical change. ...Read more

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What changes happen during elderly age?

What changes happen during elderly age?

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 extensive! it is important to get regular followup with a doctor especially as you get older. Get your eyes/hearing checked. Make sure you get your immunizations and any age-appropriate cancer screenings. Take calcium and vitamin d to strength bones, etc. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
Once
Remove obstructions that could cause falls
Once
Organize medications
Monthly
Add railings for support
Once
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Hi docs, do you think it's advisable to have ileocolonoscopy at an elderly age?

Hi docs, do you think it's advisable to have ileocolonoscopy at an elderly age?

Many factors here: in the US the test is simply a colonoscopy. It can be now down with a radiologist called a "virtual colonoscopy" or by a gastroenterologist/colorectal specialist which is the more well known colonoscopy. There are suggestions in the literature that over age 50 individuals might consider a colonoscopy. If no polyps or other pathology is found you can often wait 5 or more years ro another one. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Aging Gracefully (Checklist)

Stay socially connected
Once
Maintain a healthy diet and exercise
Once
Get a yearly physical
yearly
Take good care of your physical appearance
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Why eyes sight suddenly blackout in vision for few seconds/ minutes and resume fine afterwards for an elderly age 76? Please advise what should we do?

Why eyes sight suddenly blackout in vision for few seconds/ minutes and resume fine afterwards for an elderly age 76? Please advise what should we do?

See eye doctor now : When someone had sudden black out and then vision resumes, it's important to rule out whether there may be a tiny clot present, or due uncontrolled hypertension, whether it's inflammatory (optic neuritis) or if it's infectious in nature (tiny parasites/worms). The only way this can be done this by seeing your eye doctor, who can do a dilated funduscopic exam, and refer you to an internal medicine specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Help please! when someone has a heart transplant can they live with the new heart to an elderly age?

Help please! when someone has a heart transplant can they live with the new heart to an elderly age?

Yes: However, before deciding on a heart transplant (i assume for a very weak heart), that is a very serious surgery, the transplant specialist will offer several other treatments and procedures to improve heart failure. Please, pay attention to what they are offering and follow their advise very closely to improve your chances. ...Read more

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Why do children and the elderly get sick more often than teenagers and middle-aged adults?

Why do children and the elderly get sick more often than teenagers and middle-aged adults?

Waxing & waning: In children, their immune system is still developing, such that they haven't reached their peak potential yet and thus are at increase risk for infections. That's why we also have more vaccinations scheduled in early childhood. As we get past middle-age, our immune system wanes and increases similar risk for infections. ...Read more