Medical Conditions

Nothing makes life after 60 harder than medical conditions. From post menopause symptoms and Alzheimer’s to hearing loss and mobility issues, we have answers to your questions.

12 hours ago

Pelvic Floor Prolapse: What is it and How Can You Treat it?

As women get older, their risk for developing pelvic floor disorders increases immensely, specifically the disorder known as pelvic organ prolapse, which affects 50% of women in the U.S. This disorder occurs when the pelvic floor muscles…

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3 days ago

10 Foods that Help with Lowering or Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Levels for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a medical disorder of maintaining high blood sugar levels over prolonged periods of time. If poorly controlled, diabetes can significantly increase morbidity and mortality. In addition to complications, like ketoacidosis…

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7 days ago

Is It Possible for Women Over 50 to Limit the Decline?

The 50s is the decade when most women will be entering the menopause. Not only can the hot flushes and night sweats kick in but this is also the time for the ‘hidden’ bone loss complications. Bowel cancer risk increases as well as type 2 diabetes…

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3 weeks ago

How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More than Diabetes After 60

As boomers, we’re used to having our blood glucose levels measured during our annual physicals. After all, our risk for developing diabetes increases with age. Many of us now know our A1C levels as well as our cholesterol, iron and…

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1 month ago

My Bladder Sling Failed – Now What?

Bladder leakage must rank as one of the most frustrating of problems. The gradual worsening and escalation from panty liners to pads to diapers feels like a most unwelcome sign of the body breaking down…

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1 month ago

5 Foods That Naturally Lower Cholesterol for Women Over 60

For millions of Americans, taking statins – medications like Lipitor and Crestor – to lower cholesterol has become the norm. However, these drugs, while they work, can come with significant side effects. Although most people tolerate…

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1 month ago

Lichen Sclerosus: Symptoms and Treatment

Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder and autoimmune disease which causes thin white patches to develop on the skin. While rare, post-menopausal women are at the highest risk, and the condition typically presents…

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2 months ago

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis – Knowing the Difference and Protecting Your Bone Health

Both osteopenia and osteoporosis are conditions that indicate an issue with bone mineral density. Osteopenia is considered by many doctors to be the precursor to osteoporosis. However, not everyone who is diagnosed…

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2 months ago

When Should You See Your Doctor for Memory Loss?

My husband has memory loss. It is more advanced lately, so we finally went to see a neurologist. It started out with memory lapses. Sometimes, Chuck asked the same question like “Where is the rake?” It would be where it always was, but I would tell him anyway…

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2 months ago

6 Tips for Preventing Arthritis Pain in Cold Weather

While a cool brisk morning might signal an exciting change in seasons, for older adults who suffer from arthritis it can also lead to painful joint stiffness and inflammation. Why does colder weather seem to amplify aches and pains? Research suggests it’s…

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