Healthy Living For Seniors Getting to be older doesnt mean that
you have to have any less of a good time. You may need to pay a little more attention to your health and the
way you perform activities, but on a whole, it is completely possible to live a happy and fulfilling life
while growing old.
Health After Retirement It all boils down to preventative maintenance in order
to enjoy a long, healthy retirement. Being proactive about your health includes regular health screenings for
cancer, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Your lifestyle such as diet, exercise and sleep habits also play
a huge part in staying healthy.
Alcoholism Women process alcohol differently than men. Women who are
alcoholics or even occasionally drink too much alcohol face much greater health risks than men who drink the
same amounts. Women who drink will get drunk faster than men get and become addicted to alcohol faster than
Anger Management Techniques No matter how much anger you experience it can be very helpful to take an anger management class.
Contrary to the popular belief that anger management classes are only for individuals who get sent by the
court, they are actually used by a variety of individuals. This can include corporations, managers, law
offices, school personal, families and volunteers. Anger management classes can help teach you skills you
wouldn’t be able to learn anywhere else. They teach you how to communicate better so that you can express
your needs clearly.
Back Pain Treatment for minor lower back pain usually consists of over the
counter medications that will help to control the pain. You will also want to look into taking an anti
inflammatory to reduce in swelling that may be taking place. Another thing to keep in mind is that back
pain is just like anything else; it will improve with rest and relaxation. By not putting too much
stress on your back for a couple of days you will definitely speed up your recovery. This is one area
that a lot of people overlook, but it is very important. A day or two in bed with the proper medication
can go a long way in getting you back on your feet in a short amount of time.
Blood Pressure High blood pressure is often thought of as a silent killer
because it can pave the way for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure without any warning signs. People
walk around and live their lives and don't realise they are harbouring something that is liable to either
kill or physically disable them at any minute.
It is a worrying statement that death from cardiovascular disease is increasing every year in developed countries
and growing numbers of men and women under the age of 40 are affected by high blood pressure.
Depression Depression is a difficult medical condition to treat, partly because the person who is suffering has
to see there is an issue, look for medical help and keep up the medical treatment to resolve the issue, and
partly because some of the treatments don't fully work to the best of their abilities. There are not many
avenues to take when it comes to treating depression. There are only three different types of treatment
affecting different stages within the condition.
Diabetes Diabetes complications are the second largest cause of deaths in
the United States. About two million people in the United States have Type 1 diabetes that is treated by
insulin. Many others have Type 2 diabetes and about five percent are not aware they have diabetes. They won’t
be diagnosed until they decide they are abnormally tired, urinating too much, and hungry and thirsty all the
time. These are the most common signs of diabetes.
Parkinson's Disease Often thought of as an older person’s age-related sickness, Parkinson’s disease can, in fact, strike
the young as well. It is estimated that Parkinson’s disease affects about one percent of people over the age
of 50 – although some studies bump this figure to one percent of people over the age of 65, and two percent
over the age of 70. When it comes to younger people, the Journal of Family Medicine suggests as many as five
percent of Parkinson’s cases have been diagnosed in people under the age of 40.
Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a serious condition that rarely improves
on its own, and these conditions can pose serious permanent health risks, even death. However, if
professional help is not sought out immediately, there are certain things a patient can do while arranging
for medical and psychological help.
Heart Care & Heart Attack A new study shows that being overweight in mid-life substantially increased the risk of dying of
heart disease later when they get older. This finding is based on a research by Northwestern University as
result of tracking 17,643 patients for 3 decades. Even people with healthy blood pressure and cholesterol
levels when the study began are not safer. Overweight people are more likely to have heart disease, as they
are more likely to have a higher blood pressure and cholesterol. Both hike the risk of heart disease.
Statistics shows obesity can cause heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) IBS,or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a very common problem that affects about a fifth of Americans.
IBS is known by other names as well, such as spastic bowel, spastic colitis, spastic colon, and functional
bowel syndrome. IBS is usually classified as a functional disorder. A functional disorder refers to a
disorder where the problem is an abnormality in how the body works, but somehow or the other the causes of
that disorder are difficult to pinpoint. A functional disorder usually cannot be diagnosed through regular
methods. This is because it is not an infection. It is not an inflammation. And it is not a structural
Snoring Snoring is noisy breathing caused when the nasal passageways and upper
respiratory tract become blocked or partially blocked. Snoring can cause huge problems for both the snorer
and the people who have to live in a close vicinity to them. Sleep apnoea is diagnosed when the blockage
causes the breathing to stop during sleep at least five times every hour for periods in excess of ten
seconds. Sleep apnoea can be very dangerous for the person as they can literally die in their sleep. Snoring
caused by sleep apnoea is particularly noisy and can even disrupt whole households, not just the sufferer and
Hair Loss As the estrogen in one’s body slows down, it then causes the other areas of the body to stop
producing as much. This includes the hair and scalp, as well as other places on the body. If you
don’t have enough estrogen in your body, you can expect to experience hair loss from the change. The
body will not be able to produce as much of the hormone or the nutrients needed for hair
production. Another reason why female-pattern hair loss may occur is related the genetics in the
female. If either your mother or father had hair loss or thinning, then you will be more likely to have
hair loss, as well.
Foods For Better Health To learn everything you need to about eating
healthy you should take the time to read books about nutritious foods and the vitamins, minerals and
antioxidants they contain. As well the Internet provides a wealth of information about how powerful eating
the right foods can be when it comes to preventing diseases and infections and fighting a variety of viruses,
bacteria and germs.
Quittting Smoking For those people who procrastinate because they are
uncertain if there are enough reasons for them to stop smoking perhaps they should look again. It does
not take much to add up why smoking is not a good thing to do. There are the obvious ones like the health
risks, the bad smell of stale cigarette smoke in your hair and the yellow teeth and hands, but there are many
more reasons to quick than just those.
How about the money issues? How much can you save if you are no longer a smoking.
Holistic Pain Relief More and more, people are shying away from the
pharmaceutical types of drugs in order to reap the benefits of alternative forms of Holistic Pain Relief
therapy. It’s not to say that pharmaceutical drugs are completely useless, and in a lot of cases, they can be
very helpful. However, it is helpful to stay informed about your options when it comes to your health.
Colon Cleansing Are you sluggish? Do you lack energy? Does the afternoon
seem to drag on indefinitely and when you finally get home you barely have the energy left to cook dinner,
help the kids with their homework, and then do the housework tasks that have been building up? If this
describes you even partially, then the odds are good that you have toxins coursing through your bodily
systems that are holding hostage the nutrients which would normally give you natural energy and permit you to
live your life without having to resort to caffeine and pharmaceuticals just to get through it.
Infection Control Some germs are good as they can help your body develop
antibodies to fight off infections. However, too many germs is not a good thing and can keep you in your sick
bed if you are not careful. It is often said that your home could be the biggest germ factory in your life,
spreading infection and preventing faster recovery times. With some easy adjustments to your regular home
routine, you can cut down on the infectious germs that cause such illnesses as the cold, flu, allergies and
even gastrointestinal issues.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a condition that afflicts somewhere around 1 in every 50 people in
the United States. In general, the average person with OCD will develop this condition before the age of 25,
but was probably dealing with it as a child and went undiagnosed. In about 15% of all cases, someone over 35
suddenly develops symptoms of OCD. OCD is quite possibly more prevalent than diabetes and, and what is
disturbing is that just like diabetes, a large number of cases are left undiagnosed and untreated for
Fibromyalgia The symptoms of
fibromyalgia are widespread pain coming from muscles, ligaments and tendons. The individual feels extreme
fatigue. In years past the set of symptoms that define fibromyalgia were called by the following names: chronic
muscle pain syndrome, fibrositis, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.