Senior’s Health

Vision Problems What to look for Blurred vision when you are looking at distant objects. Blurred vision when you are looking at close objects. Vertical or horizontal lines that appear blurry. Flashing-lights or spots in your eyes. problems deciphering between red and green in dim light. Difficulty distinguishing objects in dim light. (Also...

Stroke Occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped. What to look for abrupt loss of vision, energy, coordination, sensation, speech. weaknesses or paralysis down one side of the body, loss of balance. sudden and severe headache followed rapidly by loss of consciousness. Our brain must be continually supplied...

Staph Infections Infections caused by the staphylococcus bacteria. What to look for Swollen areas around a cut. boils or pus filled pimples around hair follicles. swollen lymph nodes. Usually infections remain in the one organ or area, but staph infections can produce disease in any part of your body. It can...

Respiratory Problems What to look for difficulties in breathing. cough. chills and fever. fatigue. Respiratory problems may also be accompanied by: rapid breathing. shortness of breath. pain in the chest. slight headache. overall despondency. common cold symptoms: runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There are different types of respiratory problems. There are respiratory infections, such as the common...

Prostate Problems These include problems occurring in the prostate such as cancer, prostatitis or enlargement of the prostate. What to look for For an enlarged prostate: difficulties in urination (including a weak or intermittent stream, getting up frequently at night, straining, dribbling, or inability to empty the bladder).   For acute...

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