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Treating Hypoglycemia in Seniors

Hypoglycemia means a low blood glucose level of 70 mg or lower. It can produce a vast variety of symptoms and problems, but the main complications come from an insufficient supply of glucose to the brain, causing an impairment of body function. Each person that has hypoglycemia or diabetes may have different symptoms, but common symptoms can range from mild dysphoria, which is an emotional state characterized by anxiety, depression, or unease; to hunger, weakness, and more serious issues such as seizures, heart palpitations, and, rarely, permanent brain damage or...

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COPD in Seniors

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or emphysema. This condition makes the bronchial tubes or airways of the lungs narrow over time, which does not let enough oxygen enter or leave the lungs. It is a progressive disease that will make it difficult to breathe. It is more commonly known by the abbreviation COPD. The symptoms include a chronic cough that produces mucus, wheezing, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest tightness, muscle weakness, and weight loss. Not everyone who has COPD has these symptoms, but if you...

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