Senior Health

Older Adults with Elevated Levels of Uric Acid

Older Adults with Elevated Levels of Uric Acid are more Likely to have Below-Ave Uric acid is the end product of purine metabolism (purines are building blocks of RNA and DNA). Most uric acid produced in the body is excreted by the kidneys. An overproduction of uric acid occurs when there is excessive breakdown of cells, which contain purines, or an inability of the kidneys to excrete uric acid. Humans produce only small quantities of uric acid. In human blood, uric acid...

Alzheimer essentially not follow Seizures

Alzheimer essentially not follow Seizures Although seizures are more likely in people with Alzheimer disease (AD) than in the general population, they are not a common feature of AD, new research indicates. In a study, researchers found that only about 1.5% of patients with AD developed seizures over an average of 3.7 years. "The observed incidence corresponds to less than 1 patient with a seizure for every 200 patients with AD followed...

Keep Eyes on your Systolic Blood Pressure only; New Research Suggested

Keep Eyes on your Systolic Blood Pressure only; New Research Suggested Systolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart beats. It is shown as the top number in a blood pressure reading. High blood pressure is 140 and higher for systolic pressure. Diastolic pressure does not need to be high for you to have high blood pressure. When that happens, the condition is called "isolated systolic hypertension," or ISH. A blood pressure level of 140/90 mmHg...

Factors Affecting the Health of Older Americans

Factors Affecting the Health of Older Americans "Growing up" is viewed with anticipation, while "growing old" is regarded as something to dread. This feeling develops from viewing aging as a decline of physical and mental acuity and the fear of illness, loneliness and loss of independence. Aging and illness don't necessarily go together. Older adults are living longer and healthier lives. Advances in medical care, healthier lifestyles and...

The Benefits of L-Carnitine for Older Aging, Fatigue; Showing Hope

The Benefits of L-Carnitine for Older Aging, Fatigue; Showing Hope In aging, you're oxidizing the proteins in mitochondria and they lose activity. If some of that lost activity is due to binding for substrate or coenzyme - like binding of acetyl-L-carnitine by carnitine acetyltransferase - and you can raise the level of those, then you can reverse some of the loss. Up to 90 percent of the oxygen we breathe is used by the mitochondria, as they perform many of the...

New Option for Older Who are At Risk of Bypass/ Open Heart Surgery

New Option for Older Who are At Risk of Bypass/ Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis is the most common form of adult valvular heart disease. Co morbidity burden, as quantified by the Charlson comorbidity index, was greater in patients who were not accepted for surgery. In a multivariate analysis, increasing age, left ventricular dysfunction and neurological dysfunction predicted the decision not to operate. For this reason, it is imperative that more therapeutic...

Dual Effect (Diabetic Retinopathy & Cholesterol) for Lofibra or Tricor (Fenofibrate)

Dual Effect (Diabetic Retinopathy & Cholesterol) for Lofibra or Tricor (Fenofibr Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the normal blood vessels of the retina are damaged because of high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It is the leading cause of adult blindness in North America. In First Nation Canadian communities, diabetes is three to five times more prevalent and is now growing to epidemic levels. Diabetes can cause serious health problems if not properly managed, but the risk of...

FDA Approved first Totally Implanted Permanent Artificial Heart

Fda Approved first Totally Implanted Permanent Artificial Heart An artificial heart is a prosthetic device that is implanted into the body to replace the original biological heart. It is distinct from a cardiac pump, which is an external device used to provide the functions of both the heart and the lungs. Thus, the cardiac pump need not be connected to both blood circuits. The obvious benefit of a functional artificial heart would be to lower the need for...

Dietary Fish Oil may Prevent Life Threatening Disease

Dietary Fish Oil may Prevent Life Threatening Disease Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), while some nuts (English walnuts) and vegetable oils (canola, soybean, flaxseed/linseed, olive) contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the...

New Laser Surgery Device and new Method to Correct Cataract Surgery Induced Cloudy Eye Lens

New Laser Surgery Device and new Method to Correct Cataract Surgery Induced Clou The leading cause of visual loss in adults age 55 and older, cataracts occur when the normally clear ocular lens in an eye becomes cloudy. As the cataract progresses, a person’s vision becomes blurrier, requiring surgery to replace the lens. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness among people 60 and older. At the very end stages of this disease,...

Hip Fracture is Common for Diabetes Patients

Hip Fracture is Common for Diabetes Patients Hip fractures in particular are now recognized not only as a major cause of morbidity and mortality, but also for their significant economic and social impact.Hip fractures are increased in patients with diabetes. Case-control studies of patients with hip fractures have found an excess of patients with diabetes, suggesting at least a twofold relative risk in all patients with diabetes. IGF-1 is...

Be Aware of Taking Verapamil for Cluster Headaches, it May Cause Arrhythmia

Be aware of taking verapamil for cluster headaches, it may cause arrhythmia Migraine is an episodic headache that is unilateral or bilateral, pulsating in quality, moderate to severe in intensity, and exacerbated by physical activity. Associated symptoms include nausea or vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia. The disorder is classified as migraine with aura (previously called classic migraine) and migraine without aura (previously called common migraine), according to...

Kidney Dysfunction is More Common for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infected Patients

Kidney Dysfunction is More Common For Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infected Patients Hepatitis is a public health problem worldwide. Viral hepatitis is caused by any of at least five hepatotrophic viruses namely hepatitis A, B, C, D, E viruses. Hepatitis caused due to other viruses is cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, rubella virus, and enteroviruses. The infection leads to necrosis of single or group of parenchyma cells, starting in the centre of the lobules and followed by...

Cognitive Impairment Test: for Risk of Future Development of Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Cognitive Impairment Test: for Risk of Future Development of Alzheimer's Disease The early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be overlooked because they resemble signs of natural aging. Older adults who begin to notice a persistent mild memory loss of recent events may have a condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI is now believed to be a significant sign of early-stage Alzheimer's in older people. Studies now suggest that older individuals who experience...

Neupro Skin Patch (Rotigotine Transdermal): for the Treatment of Parkinsons Disease (PD)

Neupro Skin Patch (Rotigotine Transdermal): for the Treatment of Parkinsons Dise Parkinson's disease occurs when the nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement are gradually destroyed. (The damage is progressive, which means it gets worse with time.) The exact reason that the cells of the brain deteriorate is unknown. The disorder may affect one or both sides of the body, with varying degrees of loss of function. Nerve cells use a brain chemical called...