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Stroke and Seniors

Senior health: Stroke prevention and awareness Understanding the relationship between daily habits and stroke prevention can be helpful to seniors who wish to maintain good health as they grow older. Because strokes can be triggered by a number of medical conditions, as well as activities within an individual’s control, awareness of and changes to routines can ...

Atrial Fibrillation Stroke

Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Awareness Atrial fibrillation is a common heart irregularity that many people are unaware can lead to a stroke. The condition involves the heart's upper chambers not contracting fully, leading to tiny pockets of impaired blood flow. When the blood flow stagnates, blood clots can form. Blood clots involving the heart can be very ...

Epilepsy Overview

Epilepsy: What You Need to Know Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder with a variety of different causes and treatments. Almost everyone has heard of epilepsy, and since an estimated one percent of people have this condition, you might even know someone who is living with epilepsy. But this disorder is still poorly understood by the ...

Epilepsy Causes

What are the Causes of Epilepsy? In about half of all cases of epilepsy, the cause is unknown. Epilepsy is the result of disturbed electrical impulses in the brain, so it may be a symptom of something gone wrong more than it is its own disease in some cases. In other cases, doctors can discern the ...

Pulmonary Embolism Causes

Blood Clots: The Leading Cause of Pulmonary Embolism A pulmonary embolism occurs when an artery in the lung becomes blocked and blood clots are what causes a pulmonary embolism in most cases. Depending on the size of the blood clot, a pulmonary embolism may result in slight lung damage or it may cause death, if ...

Seniors and the Importance of Oral Health

Why Good Oral Health Is So Vital For Seniors Today Oral hygiene is an important aspect of senior health because your teeth and gums factor into many of the things that you do each day. Allowing your teeth to rot away or fall out can have consequences that most people do not realize. Here are several ...

Heart Disease and the Aging Population

It is thought that heart disease is increasing to epidemic proportions. It is a merciless killer, its symptoms are often silent and it doesn't care your age, gender or socioeconomic status. Heart disease unfortunately affects all age groups, but affects senior health with an alarming intensity. Causes Heart disease can actually mean any type of heart condition. ...

How to Lower Your Cholesterol

How Seniors Can Lower Their Cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy and fat-like substance that is found in every cell in the body. Humans need cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and to properly digest food. The body produces all the cholesterol it needs to function. The two types of cholesterol are the “good” high-density lipoproteins (HDL) ...

Managing Your Blood Pressure

How to Manage Your High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is a common senior health problem. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 and 130/80 for seniors with kidney disease or diabetes. High blood pressure is associated with increased risks of heart disease, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, ...

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Heart

Take Care of Your Heart for a Happy and Healthy Life One of the biggest causes of ill-health amongst seniors is the degeneration of the heart and circulatory system caused by the aging process. While many of us are aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy heart, we don't always give the most important muscle ...