Category Archives: Symptoms

Common Misconceptions about Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur in anyone at any age. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are very common, especially in the elderly. A simple fall in your elderly loved one’s home can result in a TBI. Brain injuries can also occur from … Continue reading

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Causes, Signs and Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury is any type of injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Usually, traumatic brain injuries occur after someone has endured a blow or jolt to the head. They can also occur if an object penetrates the … Continue reading

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Conditions that Resemble Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating disease that affects a large percentage of the elderly population around the world. It causes degeneration of an essential part of your brain that affects motor control and movement. In turn, patients with Parkinson’s disease … Continue reading

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What Your Nails are Telling You about Your Health

Your nails can actually tell you and your doctor a lot about your health. Most people do not pay much attention to their nails. Women tend to file and polish their nails, while men simply cut theirs and let them … Continue reading

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Headaches Causes – What Your Headache Might Mean

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints among any age group. They can hit you at any time and range from a small twinge to horrible pain that leaves you in bed all day. Headaches come in many … Continue reading

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What Your Skin Can Tell You about Your Health

Your skin is your largest organ, and because of this, your skin can really tell you a lot about your health. Your skin protects you against bacteria, regulates your body temperature, and has numerous pain, pressure, and temperature receptors that … Continue reading

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Glaucoma: What Seniors Should Know

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can result in nerve damage and vision loss. It greatly affects the elderly population, and should be taken seriously. The group of eye diseases known as glaucoma occurs due to abnormally high … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Seniors

Acupuncture may not seem like everyone’s cup of tea at first glance. However, many doctors are large proponents of the ancient Chinese medicine treatment for a myriad of diseases. Elderly people especially may benefit from acupuncture. The ancient treatment has … Continue reading

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Tips for Coping with Some of the Most Common Side Effects of Dialysis

Dialysis is a type of medical procedure that many elderly people must undergo. Patients with kidney disease or any type of kidney failure must undergo dialysis on a routine basis in order to filter their blood and keep them healthy. … Continue reading

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Commonly Missed and Ignored Heart Attack Symptoms

As you age, your risk of developing a life threatening heart attack increases. Your heart will age with the rest of your body, and over the years, your arteries and heart valves can become soft and lose their elasticity. This … Continue reading

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