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Hidden Health Dangers For People 50+

ID-10040940It’s clear that an individual’s health becomes even more fragile over the age of 50 and requires a greater degree of care. Regular check-ups and screening tests are vital to sustain a healthy lifestyle as well as protecting yourself, both mentally and physically. Obviously it differs between men and women but recognising the signs and symptoms of any illness should become an absolute necessity.

Key Tests
There are a collection of key tests that, if you’re over the age of 50, you should be having when your visit your doctor. Blood pressure and cholesterol levels will routinely be checked as poor levels are major factors in eventual heart disease which is one of the leading killers, prompting its importance.

For both men and women, diabetes can be a silent killer and can certainly lead to significant health problems, including cancer, so needs to be examined thoroughly. Blood sugar levels are what is important here and patients will needs to ask their doctor all about this.

Mental Health
As you get older, conditions such as Alzheimer’s can present themselves so it’s important to keep the mental health in check as well as the physical. As an individual ages, it’s likely, and natural, that there will be some lapses in memory but it’s vital to differentiate between Alzheimer’s and slight dementia. As exercising the heart can keep it healthy, many experts suggest keeping the brain warm and loose and certain elements, such as refraining from smoking, eating wisely and drinking plenty of water, has been suggested as a possible aid. Read more…

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