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Senior Health

Senior Health Overview

Certain physiological changes take place in the human body as a natural part of aging.

  • Physical changes of aging can potentially occur in every organ and can affect an older person's health and lifestyle.
  • Many diseases and conditions become more common in the senior population.
  • Psychological and social issues often play an important role in both physical and mental health of older adults.
  • Diet and regular exercise can significantly improve seniors' health outcomes.
  • A number of screening and preventive tests are recommended for seniors.
  • Simple home safety measures can optimize the health of seniors.
  • Because of complexity of medical care of the elderly, a medical specialty called geriatrics is dedicated to senior health.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2015

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