Diabetics, especially those with long-standing, poorly-controlled disease, are at significant risk for simple foot abrasions turning into life-threatening infections. In addition to doing what you can to keep your blood sugar under control, you should actively try to prevent some common foot injuries.
Limit The Professional Pedicures
Although professional pedicures are relaxing and may be easier if you have limited mobility, many of the pedicure supplies used in salons are too abrasive for people with diabetes.
With around 20 percent of the population reaching Social Security age by 2050, the demand for senior caregiving services will continue to rise rapidly over your working career. In 2050, around 4 percent of the population is expected to be age 85 or older, and few of this number are unlikely to need any health or personal care services. If you've always been drawn to the nursing field, seeking a specialty that will allow you to work in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or even for a concierge care physician can be a great decision for your financial future.
If you have been experiencing gradual neck pain during your senior years, it could be due to osteoarthritis of the cervical spine, otherwise known as cervical spondylosis. This condition, which is a type of disc degeneration, often occurs due to deterioration of the discs and vertebrae of the neck as one ages. When bone spurs develop from cervical spondylosis and press on sensitive nerves, you may experience chronic or recurring neck pain.
Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease that causes decreased bone mass and bone quality. In the United States, experts estimate that around 10 million people already have the disease, while another 18 million Americans are at risk of getting the disease. Various factors, including genetics, lifestyle and alcohol intake, can all increase the risk of osteoporosis, but dietary changes can help mitigate some of the risk. If a doctor diagnoses you with osteoporosis, find out how your diet can help you deal with the problem.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious neurological condition that can appear with little warning, and its underlying cause is not always identifiable. Although most people will not experience GBS in their lifetime, it is important to minimize your risk factors and know the symptoms.
Know Your Risks
Most incidences of GBS are seemingly spontaneous, and there is some conflicting information on medications and vaccinations that could be associated with an increased risk of developing GBS.