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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok For A 78 Year Old Woman To Do Strength Exersiges

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Is a blood pressure reading of 160/90 normal in a 78 year old woman?

No: Blood pressure for older women should be the same as younger people. Sometimes it is harder for them to get that, but that blood pressure is too high. The shep trial (google it) proved that treating hypertension in older people was beneficial to treating strokes. ...Read more

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Is 500 mg of Niasin to take for a 78 year old female?

Is 500 mg of Niasin to take for a 78  year old female?

Won't hurt: It won't hurt her but isn't likely to help either. ...Read more

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Bladder pain in 78 year old women who has been treated 3xs in the last year for what her doctor thought was a bladder infection with keflex, s?

Bladder pain in 78 year old women who has been treated 3xs in the last year for what her doctor thought was a bladder infection with keflex, s?

Get checked: Even in an older person, recurrent urinary tract infections need to be treated, and fully evaluated. I usually refer patients for an ultrasound of their kidneys and bladder, and check to see if they empty their bladder completely when they urinate. Many things can increase the risk of bladder infections, but they can put your kidneys at risk too. See your doc, and a urologist, to be thorough. ...Read more

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78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?

78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?

Consider surgery: All the conditions you mentioned are chronic and manageable. A femur fracture is a very debilitating injury with a high mortality rate particularly in the elderly population. The surgical risk can be lowered by using regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Am woman 78 years old. What is this ball below stomach that floats around , i could hold it?

Am woman 78 years old. What is this ball below stomach that floats around , i could hold it?

Go see your doctor: Not sure what you mean by "ball below stomach that floats around". Umbilical hernia? Ventral hernia? Diastasis rectus? Sebaceous cyst? Go see your doctor for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more