Senior Health

April 15, 2021
The Calcium-Phosphorus Balance and Why Should We Pay Attention to It

Of all minerals in the body, both calcium and phosphorus are intimately related to the structure and metabolism of bones throughout a lifetime of dynamic remodeling. Remodeling is a continuous process of simultaneous formation and resorption of bones that involve the activity of bone cells called osteoclasts (also known as the “destroyers”) and osteoblasts (also […]

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April 13, 2021
Keeping Your Mind Sharp After 65? Take This Advice!

A decline in cognitive functions is a normal part of aging. While vocabulary, for example, doesn’t change or even improves with age. Other abilities, such as reasoning, processing, attention, and memory, inevitably worsen. This is more pronounced in patients with dementia or a mild cognitive impairment (MCI) but is not strictly reserved for them. The […]

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April 8, 2021
Beware of the Bone Thief - A Guide to Osteoporosis

More than two decades ago, the famous NHANES III study found that approximately 10% of people aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis. In 2010, these results were supplemented with the new findings: apart from 10% suffering from osteoporosis, 43% more have osteopenia. In other words, over 50% of people older than 50 have low […]

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April 6, 2021
How is the Cardiovascular System Affected by Aging?

A Journey to the Anatomy of our Cardiovascular System Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the world [1]. The cardiovascular system consists of 2 components: the heart and the blood vessels that contain the blood pumped by the heart. The heart pumps blood to all over the body and it consists […]

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April 5, 2021
Living with Osteoarthritis: Management and Lifestyle Recommendations

Joint failure, as such when all joint structures undergo damage (e.g. cartilage loss, joint-bridging muscle weakness, sclerosis of bony plates), is the biggest thief of independence. Joint injury in the setting of failure of protective mechanisms has robbed off people of their ability to perform daily activities and lead satisfying, productive lives. Osteoarthritis is the […]

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April 2, 2021
Guide to Best Wobble Board Reviews

Disclaimer: HealthCreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is a Wobble Board? A wobble balance board is a type of balance board having a flat platform with an unstable base. There are many different types of balance boards, namely wobble board, rocker board, spring […]

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March 20, 2021
Guide to Best Knee Scooters in the Market

Disclaimer: Healthcreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is a Knee Scooter? A knee scooter is a mobility aid for people who cannot ambulate due to a leg injury. A knee scooter for broken foot may have three or four wheels and provides a […]

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March 16, 2021
6 Balance Ball Exercises for Seniors

The Balance Ball If you have been reading our previous articles, you should be well-aware of how important strength and conditioning are, specifically from the core stability exercises for seniors article. We have shed light on how such exercises can improve mobility and balance, which potentially reduces fall and injury risk (1,2). In addition to […]

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March 15, 2021
Back Straighteners: Posture Importance and How Tools can Help Achieve It

Disclaimer: Healthcreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is Posture?  Posture entails the alignment of different body parts in relation to each other at a specific time. Particularly, this involves complex interactions between bones, muscles and the connective tissues that hold them together as […]

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March 14, 2021
10 Reasons Why Seniors Should Maintain an Active Lifestyle

It has been proven time and again that exercise and an active lifestyle improve the hard outcomes (i.e. death, disability, lifestyle) of life. Exercise is surrounded by many myths especially in the senior population and doubts have been cast upon its significance considering the increased risk of falls and inability of the seniors to maintain […]

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March 12, 2021
Common Spinal Disorders in the Elderly and Their Treatments

Mobility is one of the central functions of humans. For it to be fulfilled, the spine, which is the central component of this function, has to work together with the rest of the musculoskeletal system in an intricate, complex manner to execute the required movements in a pain-free fashion. It has evolved through time to […]

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March 11, 2021
Wheelchair Exercises for Seniors

Why Do so Many Seniors require a Wheelchair? We must come to a realization that at some point in our lives we will begin to experience a natural degradation in the human structures related to mobility including muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons (1). After the age of 65, the physical decline commonly results in an […]

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March 10, 2021
Can a Person Die from Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive decline of brain functions. Our brain is the command center for controlling everything that goes on in our bodies; it has the final say in how you think, how you move, and what you feel. Dementia slowly deteriorates brain functions, starting from mild memory deficits up to severe compromise in the […]

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March 9, 2021
Dynapenia, A Silent Killer of the Elderly

Dynapenia is the age-related loss of muscle strength and force. Tough it is a normal process that happens with aging, as the population grows older, dynapenia is gaining in importance, just like many other geriatric conditions. In 2008, CDC reported that 16-18% of women and 6-8% of men cannot stoop, kneel, or lift 10lbs (ca. […]

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February 27, 2021
Foods That Can Help Build Cartilage

According to Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the USA. Though there are several other causes of different types of arthritis, the most common cause is cartilage degeneration. The type of arthritis that develops, in that case, is called osteoarthritis. Cartilage is a cushioning surface in the joints - it covers […]

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