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Healthy Menu Diet Plans For A 70 Year Old Couple
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Recommendations are for good fats in low to moderate amounts, veggies and fruits, low if any animal fat, minimize processed foods and have complex carbs instead of white, flour derived ones.
A beer or a glass of wine not too shabby either... ...Read more
I am a healthy 70 year old man, never smoked etc., not overweight and my BP was 120 over 90. Would you prescribe BP medicine, if so what kind?
Not yet.: First I would have you repeat the BP at home and at another office visit to determine that it is persistently high. A six to eight week trial of lifestyle adjustment may be warranted. This would include reduced salt intake, eliminating alcohol and increased aerobic exercise. Obviously, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight are already under control in your case. ...Read more
My husband, a healthy 70 year old had this procedure one week ago. Pain has subsided. But, he eats little and is exhausted. Why so long?
Many patients, but especially patients over sixty will be very fatigued after surgery or procedures. Often they do not have significant adrenal function to recover quickly. The adrenal glands make the hormones to help with energy and repair.
We give our patients IV therapy to help their bodies recover quicker. Look up information on adrenal fatigue. ...Read more
As a relatively healthy 70 year old with controlled diabetes, I have noticed lately an occasional heart flutter. What should I do?
Heart Evaluation: See a cardiologist for evaluation soon, as the symptom may represent an undetected problem. Diabetics may not experience the usual symptoms of heart problems until the condition is worse and harder to treat. Heart fluttering may be a sign of decreased blood flow, a valve problem or atrial fibrillation (which can cause a stroke). ...Read more
Blood when passing gas. When I call my primary care dr what response should I get? I am 70 year old female with no health problems.
GI Bleeding: They should either recommend that you go in to see them or recommend a GI specialist or a colo-rectal specialist to be examined and evaluated. ...Read more
70 year old male with serious COPD. No other health problems. The skin on the back of my forearms has turned dark blue from elbow to fingers For1 year?
COPD: What's your question? See your FamilyDoc or Dermatologist re blue (cyanotic) skin. Perhaps it's due to low oxygen from COPD but that's not common place to notice first. Re COPD, there are several preventive inhalers & 1 rescue inhaler to consider plus some pills, maybe even steroids. If bad enough, may need oxygen. Bottom line, work closely w/FamilyDoc & Pulmonologist. Shots? Did you quit smoking? ...Read more
My ultra sound for carotid artery showed, "mild noncalcified plaquenin carotid systems bilaterally" should I be worried? - (healthy 70 year old male)
No: Only when the obstruction is around 70% or higher we recommend surgery (endarterectomy or scraping of the plaques) but we order an mra or dsa to confirm it. In the mean time you could take 81 mg of Aspirin (if not allergic or contraindicated)and lower your cholesterol as much as you can.. ...Read more
It's a little more difficult to swallow, especially first thing in am. Has not gotten worse in several yrs. 70 years old-good health-any worries?
My father has been wetting himself unknowingly. I have tried many different tactics to help him and he refuses to wear diapers full time. Any ideas? He is 70 years old with various health issues.
I am experiencing heart flutters (palpitations?) when I first awaken. I'm 70 years old and in perfect health and in good shape.
Www. Rolfguild. Org: U may want to go to a rolfer/structural integration practitioner & be evaluated. They can work on any curvature or other problem u may be having with your structure &/or help u with ur posture... Look for a practitioner in ur area at www. Rolfguild. Org. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more
Of course: As women age, vaginal secretions decline as estrogen (and testosterone) wane. It may take longer for an older woman to get excited and lubrication may be an issue. The right stimulation and addressing comfort issues (position, lubrication, etc) and time will ensure an orgasm. Self stimulation is a way to determine what feels good and effectively helps the woman climax. ...Read more
Depends. . .: Where is blockage? In other words, which artery is blocked? Heart? Brain? Legs? Lungs? Penis? Arterial blockage in heart could cause angina (chest pain) or even heart attack if abrupt. In brain, we call this a stroke. In legs, it's peripheral arterial/vascular disease. In lungs, it's pulmonary embolism (very dangerous & deadly). In penis, it's erectile dysfunction. Chance of survival varies. . . ...Read more
Treat the cause: Treat the condition causing the clubbing. Clubbing is usually the sign of an ongoing medical process. ...Read more
Aging women: Aging women do continue to be sexually active. Sometimes more than they were when they were younger. The lack of estrogen causes vaginal atrophy which must be addressed in order to have vaginal intercourse. Orgasm becomes weaker or difficult to achieve also. Many times a vibrator or manual stimulation will help. ...Read more
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