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I seem to be tired all the time and my joints ache. I am a healthy 71 year old male. Is this something that should concern me?
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Dr. Barbara Saracino
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Joint pain
Some joints ache more as we get older due to lack of cartilage or just the aging process but if it is all your joints that ache and you have early morning stiffness lasting more than 15 minutes you could be developing a more serious type of arthritis that would involve evaulation by a specialist called a rheumatologist .
If you are exercising i would suggest poll therapy for a while

In brief: Joint pain
Some joints ache more as we get older due to lack of cartilage or just the aging process but if it is all your joints that ache and you have early morning stiffness lasting more than 15 minutes you could be developing a more serious type of arthritis that would involve evaulation by a specialist called a rheumatologist .
If you are exercising i would suggest poll therapy for a while
Dr. Barbara Saracino
Dr. Barbara Saracino
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tiredness
Tiredness, fatigue are extremely common symptom ( 30% of the popultion in us)most people are just " out of shape " or deconditionned .
At age 71 it's common to have degenerative changes ( osteoarthritis) causing pain in the joints. You also could check your testosterone levels and have a yearly physical to screen for other conditions associated to tiredness and joint pains.

In brief: Tiredness
Tiredness, fatigue are extremely common symptom ( 30% of the popultion in us)most people are just " out of shape " or deconditionned .
At age 71 it's common to have degenerative changes ( osteoarthritis) causing pain in the joints. You also could check your testosterone levels and have a yearly physical to screen for other conditions associated to tiredness and joint pains.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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