Illnesses and diseases seem to be in the news quite often. The threat of the flu, injuries from physical activity, and health issues that arise from being sexual active with numerous partners, are common health issues that younger people seem to focus on. For people 65+, there are different health concerns that are top of mind that require preventative care.
Health Concerns for Those 65+
For those getting up in age, there are numerous common health problems that simply come with that little three-letter word: age. The following is a list of health problems to be aware of that can easily affect you once you have reached retirement age:
- Hypertension: This is more well known as high blood pressure and it seems to affect many people. The reasons for high blood pressure (or hypertension) can include a lifetime of bad dieting, not exercising or staying active, genetics, or a lifetime of stressful living. High blood pressure is not anything to ignore as it can lead to stroke, heart attack, and/or death.
- Stroke or Heart Attack: Since we assembled them together under hypertension, we felt we could go ahead and put them side-by-side again. Stroke and heart attack can be avoided if you take the proper precautions, and sometimes that means doing something as simple as taking over-the-counter medicine, like Aspirin. Taking preventative health measures, like scheduling an appointment at Medinet Family Care Clinic to check your heart for blockage or your blood pressure, can keep you healthy and alive.
- Diabetes: One of the American epidemics remains diabetes, whether Type 2 or Type 1. According to the latest numbers from the American Diabetes Association, nearly 10% of Americans have diabetes with a majority of them suffering from Type 2. That’s more than 30 million people. Among those 65+, about 25% of them have diabetes. This number continues to grow each year, as 1.5 million people get diabetes annually. And there is the astronomical number of 84 million who are at least 18 years old who have prediabetes. Our health clinic can help you maintain your health and fight back against this terrible and life-threatening disease through organized and easy-to-follow preventative healthcare measures.
- Arthritis: There are various forms of arthritis with some forms causing more damage and pain than others. Nonetheless, arthritis among those 65+ is prevalent and makes doing any type of activity difficult. In fact, sometimes the pain is so intense that it keeps people from being active, which opens the door for other illnesses to creep in. Our doctors at our southwest Houston clinic are here to help you combat your arthritis so that you can continue your life with as little pain as possible, while also remaining active.
Combat Your Health Issues at Medinet
Our doctors at Medinet Family Care Clinic in southwest Houston are highly trained and skilled medical professionals who have been helping patients for decades. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or any health disorder, or have suffered a stroke or heart attack and must keep an eye on your health, we encourage you to come to our clinic. Our medical staff will make your visit as seamless as possible and will help ensure you are ready to live out the rest of your days as healthy as possible. Contact our health clinic today and schedule your appointment.