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What Causes Skin Break Down In The Elderly
Age-Related: As a patient ages, the skin gets thinner and more susceptible to injury from very minor trauma. The best way to protect the skin is to moisturize it with thick creams daily to twice daily. Examples include eucerin cream and vaseline intensive cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elderly hypertensive woman always has high BP only in the mornings and it goes down to near normal in about 2hrs even without drugs. What causes it?
Very interesting: To help us wake up with energy for the day, our bodies put out hormones that can go too far & increase bp. Healthy folk enjoy this. Weakened cardiovascular folk don't and it can kill them. Many heart attacks happen upon waking for this reason. Ask the doctor to find a BP med that has a longer half-life (micardis hct is one). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a condition manifested by loss of total bone mass and which is a consequence of aging. Women develop the condition at an earlier age than men. Osteoporosis can be the result of other medical conditions and medications. It can result in hip fractures and vertebral compression fractures most commonly seen in elderly women. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elderly with osteoporosis breaks shoulder. Will it be down hill from here like when elderly breaks a hip?
Can vascular dementia in an elderly person caused by mini strokes be arrested or slowed down if caught at an early stage? If so, how?
Can an injection of cortisone for wrist pain cause the skin to break down & bleed both underneath the skin & through the wound?
Incontinence: There are several types of incontinence: stress, urge & overflow come to mind. Stress is more common in women while overflow is in men (think big prostate). Infection is common cause as is dementia (they don't know better or can't find toilet). Functional incontinence is someone who can't get to toilet in time. This is not same as urge. Think of someone who just had joint replacement. ...Read more
I'm an elderly person (17) and my vision keeps going blurry, last for a few seconds, and returns to normal. What could cause this?
Variable: A rather common cause of auditory hallucinations is loss of hearing, and likewise loss of vision can do this also. Pretty florrid visions accompany parkinsonian or lewy body dementia. Numerous medications cause anti-cholinergic issues, and promote seizures. Alcohol and vitamin issues may present in this fashion. Bottom line, get evaluation, and treat this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities : The patient needs a careful examination ; possibly additional tests, as there are many possibilities. These include medication side-effects, systemic infection, stroke, seizure, head injury, brain tumor, sensory deprivation (from poor eyesight and hearing), some dementias, and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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