Leg Cramps in Seniors. A Seriously Painful Experience

Foot Problems and Diabetes

Leg cramps in seniors tend to increase in frequency with aging. They are usually quite painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles in the thighs, calves or feet. If this contraction occurs for longer than a few seconds, it moves from being a muscle in spasm to a leg cramp. This …

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The Immune System and Aging. In Simple language

The Immune System and Aging

To understand the immune system and aging requires some knowledge about the immune system and its normal functioning. The immune system protects the body from harmful or foreign objects. It is the body’s very own “military brigade” with front-line soldiers and Generals! These include bacteria, viruses, fungi, cancer cells and other harmful organisms. A healthy …

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Improve Posture in Seniors. A Simple Mobility Secret

Back Pain

Posture is important in seniors and the elderly as it helps in balance. Changes in posture can cause falls and have other disastrous consequences. Some frequently asked questions are “Can we improve posture in seniors?”. “Does poor posture occur in all seniors?”. “What causes posture changes?” Many articles discuss the corrective measures that can be …

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Tired Vs Fatigue. Do Seniors Know Which One?

Tired vs Fatigue

Many use the terminologies tired vs fatigue interchangeably, but do they mean the same thing? Increasingly more so, as a senior, you hear of the terms “being tired”, “fatigued”, “exhausted” or “lethargic”, and you wonder at the distinctions between them and whether there are differences. As we age, our energy levels and endurance gradually decrease, …

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Changes in the Body With Age. Mental Function

Magic cube

Changes in the body with age develop because the efficiencies of all working systems in our bodies gradually decline. This can be quite frustrating for older adults. The brain is no exception. Researching the internet for articles to better understand changes in the body with age – being in my golden years, and fast approaching …

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