Diseases To Watch For

As we age our bodies give in to stress and can no longer handle any kind of strain. Diseases often characterize age. Being aware of what kind of diseases affect you loved one comes along way in choosing a proper home health provider for them.
  1. Diabetes. This is a common disease in which the body has trouble producing insulin and regulating sugar, happens to people especially in their fifties and sixties. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes so as to catch it early enough. Problems can happen in the feet because of poor circulation.
  2. Hypertension. High blood pressure is detrimental to health. Frequent monitoring of blood pressure is important in monitoring the health of your loved one so as to alleviate the risk of stroke resulting from hypertension.
  3. Osteoarthritis. Bones grow older with age and degeneration of the bones around the joints comes with pain and inability to walk. Getting the right medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon goes a great deal in managing the pain. Using a walking frame also comes in handy.
  4. Alzheimer’s disease. This is the most common neurological disease in the aged. Characterized by frequent memory lapses, recognizing the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s can make it easier for you to assist your loved one.
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