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Diseases related to old age. Part II

Posted by Maggie Reyes on

At the stage of old age or golden age, many diseases are present. These diseases can be physical or mental. In part I of the article "Diseases related to old age" we already spoke about some physical illnesses such as osteoporosis. Now let’s visit 3 other physical illnesses that are related to old age.

 

High blood pressure

Also known as hypertension, high BP, occurs when blood exerts too much force on the walls of the arteries. This can happens because the arteries become narrower and loses its elasticity. The arterioles, smallest blood vessels, are the ones responsible for regulating the blood flow. When contracted, it increases the pressure within the arteries and therefore increase the effort needed to pump blood.

 

Causes

  • Family antecedents
  • Obesity.
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Salty diet
  • High cholesterol.

 

Symptom

  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Insomnia.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Vision problems
  • Heart failure

 

Deafness

The reduced capacity to perceive sounds. You may have hearing loss (termed partial loss of hearing capacities) or be completely deafness (Cofosis).

 

Causes

  • Genetics.
  • Consequence of some Trauma.
  • Excess exposure to noise.
  • Side effect of a medication.

 

Symptom

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling of fluid inside the ear.
  • Ringing in the ear.
  • Difficulty in hearing.

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Arteriosclerosis

It is the hardening of the arteries, due to the accumulation of plaques. Plaques are substances composed of cholesterol, fat, calcium and other substances found in the blood.

 

Causes

  • Smoking habit.
  • Cholesterol in the blood.
  • Diabetes.
  • Obesity.
  • Genetics.

 

Symptom

  • Cold feet.
  • Muscle cramp.
  • Chest pain.
  • Alteration in sight.
  • Severe headache.
  • Loss of consciousness.

 

Health recommendation

To live a healthy life is important to visit the doctor sporadically, maintain a balanced diet, exercise, ingest natural supplements, sleep as needed and above all follow the recommendations of your GP.


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