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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 can lead to major heart problems, including heart attacks. You are especially at risk if you are overweight, eat many fatty foods, eat a lot of meat, or get very little exercise. Most people know the most common symptoms of a heart attack, the chest pain, tightening of the chest...

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Hallucinations in the Elderly (Causes, Symptoms and Treatment)

Hallucinations are any type of feeling or perception of something occurring when it actually is not present. When most people think of hallucinations they think of either tactile or visual hallucinations, but there are actually five types that each correlate with one of your senses. Our first part of this series covered the five types of hallucinations and discussed briefly what the main cause of each type was. In this article, we are going to discuss the common causes, symptoms, and treatment of hallucinations. Common Causes Hallucinations can have many...

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What Your Feet Can Say About Your Health

When you think about your health, you may not automatically think about your feet. Sure, your feet help you move around easily and they can be of great help to your posture and walking, but did you know that your feet can also tell you a lot about your general health? If not, then do not worry, you are in the majority. Most people do not realize that their feet can hold secrets to their health. If you would like to learn more, then kick off your shoes and socks...

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Multiple Sclerosis: Definition, Causes, Types and Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated disease that targets a patient’s central nervous system. This disease can vary in severity and type. In total, there are four different types of MS. Anyone at any age can develop the disease; however elderly people do have a slightly higher risk for developing this disorder. This article will cover the causes, types and symptoms of MS so that you can be prepared if you or your loved one is diagnosed with this disease. Definition and Causes of Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is...

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