HEALTH UPDATES

MILLIONS COULD HAVE INCORRECT STATIN, ASPIRIN AND BLOOD PRESSURE PRESCRIPTIONS. Findings are based on an updated set of calculation -- known as pooled cohort equations, or PCE's that are used to determine the risk of a heart attack or stroke.  Science Daily

YOU ARE AT MODERATE RISK OF A TRAVEL-RELATED DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)... an unwanted clot that forms within the circulation.     DVT can result from forms of travel which involve prolonged immobility. Daily News

VITAMIN D MAY LOWER COLON CANCER RISK, ESPECIALLY IN WOMEN. Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.  And there has been a worrisome rise in the number of younger adults diagnosed with the disease.  That is why the American Cancer Society recently lowered the recommended age to begin colorecatal screening from 50 to 45. NBC News

Ageing is a journey we're all on... We'll all go to places we've never been to or imagined. With perserverance...physical movement...and aquired knowledge, the journey can be a good one.

This mission is for information and the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge for the ageing process. The goal is being able to pass healthy and comfortably.  It goes without saying, we humans were not designed to be inactive, lying back on a sofa or recliner, with a remote control in hand for too many hours and too many days a week... not a good thing.

Let's stand back and evaluate...here in America an increasing portion of our population lives in the "no exertion zone" with little physical or mental exertion. Right now there are 196 countries in the world and America is the fattest country in the world (Market Watch) Mexico is the second fattest. With that said, we might consider one Burrito instead of two.

Many people in America have moved into the easy comfort zone and our bodies are paying the price, because of too much TV and too much technology, smart phone games, social media, etc... Americans are becoming a sedentary society and losing individuality, both at the same time!!  We all need to take better care of ourselves and especially our bodies...our personal vehicle, that we count on getting us around ...for the rest of our lives. If you want be moving in the future, you need to be moving now.

Along with eating right, start taking walks, paint a room, do some yardwork and home maintenance, wash your car...quit sitting down and letting somebody do things for you. Your body will probably enjoy a change of pace and actually enjoy some physical activity.  Consider not parking so close to the front door of stores and walk when you can...and one more thing, help your soulmate with chores at home.

DISCLAIMER: This website does not propose to render medical advice or suggest medical services.  It goes without saying, we humans were not designed to be inactive. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions or inputs. If you've had a health or life learning experience with knowledge, please share. Go to the subject you can contribute to by clicking on PERSONAL EXPERIENCES to share your aquired knowledge. A word of caution, some personal experiences postings could possibly be without forgotten details.  Some confirming research on your part wouldn't be a bad idea.

              May peace be with you, take care of your body & take time to enjoy your life, it's the only 1 you get. 




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HAIR

WHITENING OR GRAYING OF THE HAIR USUALLY DEVELOPS GRADUALLY, IT MAY BE PATCHY OR IT MAY BE ALL OVER.

CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS:

  • HEREDITY
  • EMOTIONAL STRESS
  • POOR EATING HABITS
  • DRUGS

WAYS TO HELP WITH HAIR LOSS:

  • MANAGE STRESS
  • EAT PROTEIN
  • TAKE ZINC, VITAMIN E AND BIOTIN
  • EAT WALNUTS AND ALMONDS
  • EAT STRAWBERRIES AND RASPBERRIES.


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KNEES

KNEE PAIN IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MANY CAUSES, FROM ACUTE INJURIES TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

SYMPTOMS OF KNEE PROBLEMS:

  • DIFFICULTY WALKING UP AND DOWN STAIRS
  • LOCKING OF THE KNEES
  • REDNESS AND SWELLING
  • INABILITY TO EXTEND KNEE

SOME EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HELP:

  • REST THE JOINTS
  • APPLY ICE
  • COMPRESS WITH BANDAGE
  • WALK ON SOFT SURFACES
  • LOSE WEIGHT


EXPERIENCES SHARED


 
RESTLESS LEGS

RESTLESS LEGS IS A CONDITION THAT CAUSES UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATIONS IN THE LEGS.  THESE SENSATIONS HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS TINGLY, CRAWLING, CREEEPING FEELINGS WITH AN OVERWHELMNG URGE TO MOVE.

KEY SYMPTOMS ARE:

  • IRRESISTIBLE URGE TO MOVE
  • UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATIONS
  • WORSENS AT NIGHT
  • DIFFICULTY FALLING ASLEEP

RLS CAN BE RELATED TO:

  • IRON DEFIECIENCY
  • DIABETES
  • NERVE PROBLEMS
  • CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE
  • CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO

WAYS TO HELP:

  • EAT LESS SUGAR
  • WEAR LOOSE CLOTHES
  • LIMIT ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
  • HAVE A SET BEDTIME
  • KEEP SLEEP AREA QUIET AND DARK
  • SUPPLEMENT WITH IRON OR VITAMIN D, C OR E
  • EXERCISE
  • DO YOGA AND STRETCHING
  • MASSAGE YOUR LEGS
  • TAKE MAGNESIUM










 

GAMES

PLAYING GAMES

  • IMROVES MEMORY
  • IMPROVES DEXTERITY
  • REDUCES STRESS

SOME GREAT CARD GAMES:

  • UNO
  • CHECKERS
  • TIC TAC TOE
  • TRIVIA
  • BINGO
  • SKIP BO
  • CHESS
  • CARDS
  • BOARD GAMES
  • WII GAMES

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TICKS

THESE BLOOD SUCKING PARASITES CAN INFECT PEOPLE WITH A NUMBER OF DISEASES.

FOR SENIORS THE RISK CAN BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS, DUE TO THIER WEAKER IMMUNE SYSTEMS. LYME DISEASE IN PARTICULAR CAN BE DEADLY FOR SENIORS.

SYMPTOMS CAN BE HARSH BUT SLOW TO SET IN. A PERSON CAN BE INFECTED FOR A FULL MONTH WITH NOTHING BUT A SMALL RASH AT THE BITE LOCATION. SOME PEOPLE MAY DEVELOP A BULLSEYE RASH AROUND THE BITE AREA.

SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE:

  • INCREASED RASHES
  • PARTIAL PARALYSIS
  • ARTHRITIS OR JOINT PAIN
  • IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT
  • BRAIN & SPINAL CORD SWELLING
  • NERVE PAIN
  • SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS

PREVENTING LYME DISEASE:

  • WEAR LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS AND PANTS WHEN IN FOREST OR TALL GRASS
  • WEAR LIGHT COLORS
  • USE BUG SPRAY
  • CHECK YOURSELF WHEN YOU COME INSIDE