As people grow older, their bodies become increasingly vulnerable to a number of age-related conditions. As a health professional, it’s important to educate older patients on these illnesses to help them lower their risk.
There are a few diseases that affect the elderly most frequently, including chronic lower respiratory diseases, arthritis, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. For many of these diseases, maintaining an active lifestyle and a nutritious diet can significantly reduce people’s chances of experiencing them.
Inform seniors of the symptoms and causes of these five prevalent diseases among the elderly.
1. Heart disease
The American Heart Association noted that …read more