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30 01, 2024

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack: A Guide for Different Scenarios

2024-01-30T11:27:13-05:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Health, heart health|Tags: , |

Understanding the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is crucial, especially for seniors who may be at a higher risk. In various scenarios, recognizing these signs can make a significant difference in seeking timely medical assistance and improving the chances of a positive outcome. In recognition of American Heart Month, this article aims to shed light on the signs of a heart attack in different scenarios, emphasizing the importance of awareness and quick response.   Classic Symptoms In many cases, heart attacks present with classic symptoms that include: Chest pain or discomfort: Seniors might experience a feeling of pressure, fullness, or squeezing in the chest. Pain in the upper body: Discomfort may radiate to the arms, neck, jaw, shoulder, or back. Shortness of breath: [...]

8 02, 2022

Hearing Loss and Aging – Know the Signs and Treatments

2022-12-19T20:44:20-05:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: Health, Hearing loss|Tags: , , , , |

Hearing loss is common as we age. In fact, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Presbycusis or age-related hearing loss usually comes on gradually.   However, difficulty in hearing can also result from other health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, ear infections such as otitis media, and even certain medications. Losing hair cells (sensory receptors in the inner ear) is also a contributing factor. While a loss of hearing makes people feel more socially isolated, it can also be a factor in cognitive decline. Studies show that older adults with hearing problems have a greater risk of developing dementia while memory and concentration decline faster as well. Unfortunately, [...]

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