You Know You're Over 50 If You Have These Health Issues
Outsmart Your Age
Nearly eight in 10 older persons have more than one chronic condition. You'll probably get one. You can live healthier, however.
High Blood Pressure
Aging blood arteries strain your circulatory system. Two-thirds of over-60s have hypertension. Controllable factors exist. Weight, exercise, smoking, stress, and eating healthy.
Diabetes affects 1/10 Americans. Age increases your illness risk. Diabetes may cause heart disease, renal damage, and blindness. Check your blood sugar with your doctor.
Plaque causes heart disease. It worsens from infancy on. 6.3% of 40-to-59-year-old men and 5.6% of women in the U.S.
Being tall doesn't make you obese. It causes 20 chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. 40%-59-year-olds are overweight.
Once, physicians blamed joint illness on ageing, and that's a role. Genetics and lifestyle may also be factors. Joint injury, lack of exercise, diabetes, and obesity may all contribute.
Osteoporosis causes bone fractures. 54 million Americans 50+ are affected. A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise like dancing
"What did you say?" indicates ageing. 2% of 45-54-year-olds had "disabling" hearing loss. 55-64-year-olds had 8.5% unemployment.
Aging doesn't only cause blurry labels and menus. Cataracts and glaucoma may affect your vision. Get frequent eye checkups.
As we age, we may lose bladder control or go too often. Nerve problems, muscle weakness, thick tissue, or an enlarged prostate might cause them.
Aging raises cancer risk. Risk doubles between 45 and 54. Age and DNA are uncontrollable, but smoking and sunbathing are.
Depression is widespread among those 18 and older in the U.S. Some individuals develop depressed as they age, when health difficulties,
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