Ask Away Blog: Recognizing Health Problems Early

Recognizing Health Problems Early

Monday, October 21, 2019





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For most of us, there’s little you can do about getting older. Every day, you’ll feel a bit more tired, every day, you’ll spend more time making sure the neighborhood kids are staying well off your lawn. Getting older can be scary. You feel like your whole life is slowly fading away, and suddenly you don’t feel so young anymore.

There’s also the issue of your health. If you’ve spent time with parents and other relatives you’ve seen how health can so quickly decline once you reach a certain age. You never think it’s going to happen to you until it does, and while you can’t halt ageing, you can recognize potential issues before they become problems.

Hearing Loss

Out of all potential health issues associated with growing old, hearing loss is perhaps the most common. You’ve seen endless sitcoms where an elderly relative mishearing things is the joke, and you’ve probably needed to repeat yourself to your grandmother a few times, too.

Hearing loss comes in several forms and doesn’t always affect both ears at the same time. You might find it difficult to listen to the TV or the damage could come from listening to music too loud or working on noisy building sites. If you find yourself or someone you know seems to be struggling with hearing loss, learn more about what to do to ease it and make life more manageable for everybody.

Aching Bones

It doesn’t matter how much milk you drank as a child, your bones will eventually start to turn on you and bring creaking aches with every step. These issues come from years of being on the move, and the ligaments and cartilage have worn away over time.

While exercise could be considered the problem, it’s also a solution as long as you take it easier than usual. Simple weight training and flexibility exercises are useful for keeping the bones and muscles in shape and strengthens them against the pains of ageing. You don’t need to hit the gym every day, but staying active prevents your bones from breaking down so quickly.

Misplaced Thoughts

While physical problems are always associated with growing older, there are also mental conditions you need to look out for. One of the most common in society is dementia and Alzheimer’s, which are degenerative diseases that affect the brain.

The process is slow, and often it’s not you that is the first to notice. Instead, it’s those around you who may recognize you’re not as tuned-in as you always have been. However, it doesn’t need to be the end of the world and getting the right exercise and mental engagement can help stave off such diseases to keep you mentally at your best, even if your knees hurt too much.

When Your Sixty-Four

Sure, sixty-four isn’t all that old any longer, but once you hit a certain age, you’ll start seeing things decline a little quicker than you expected. However, as long as you stay aware of your health and take care of your body, you’ll not have to worry about too much so you can enjoy your golden years and do everything you’ve always wanted to




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