How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Finding the Best Senior Care – Probing Viable Choices – Part I
July 12, 2010 – 2:01 am | No Comment
Finding the Best Senior Care – Probing Viable Choices – Part I
The process of organizing appropriate care for elderly parents could be a truly taxing and nerve-wrecking experience for any individual. Despite only the best wanted for one’s parents, yet, regrettably, it is generally not that unfussy. Sicknesses affecting seniors (mentally or physically) could mostly creep in tip-toed. It is not unusual to awaken one day to the grim realization that a single or both the parents could no longer independently care for themselves or are unsafe living alone. The anguish is the kin member having to convey this message. In ideal-case-scenarios, the decision could be a joint one or in the least planning has been done. In the pits of situations, the choice has been made when the parent is hospitalized and the kin feeling short of time wading through the viable choices and monetary inferences of shifting the parent or parents to another location. Here are several options one could palpate to decide upon which one truly matches to one’s expectations. Monetary  [...]


Vital Medical Tests for Senior Citizens–Part II
June 15, 2010 – 5:06 am | No Comment
Vital Medical Tests for Senior Citizens–Part II
Women senior citizens should essentially undergo the following medical tests: Caring for the Eyes Eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration are commonly experienced problems related to aging. Eye check-ups in 1-2 yearly time intervals once sixty-five years of age has been crossed is imperative as getting screened could help in preserving and maximizing vision. One should pay frequent visits in case one has vision issues. Auditory Test A minimal of thirty percent of senior citizens past sixty years of age suffer from some form of hearing failure, majority of which could be treated. Hence, getting a hearing test done a minimum of once in 3 yearly time intervals is vital. Shielding Bone Health Osteoporosis could be a vastly devastating condition. In case one has it and suffers from a hip fracture then the risk of lasting disablement or fatality is very high. Hence, one must undergo a bone density test at sixty-five years of age onwards. In case a female is at elevated risk then  [...]


Vital Medical Tests for Senior Citizens – Part I
May 20, 2010 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Vital Medical Tests for Senior Citizens – Part I
Senior citizens deserve to feel good and healthy and the suggestions provided by the United States Preventive Services Task Force are intended to achieve this goal. The following medical tests included in the recommendation could be carried out or requested when senior citizens visit physicians during their regular health check-up. On the basis of individual health status further medical tests might be recommended by the doctor. Blood Pressure Scores of people have hypertension or elevated blood pressure levels and are unaware about it. It is important to get blood pressure examined at regular intervals since hypertension could have a marring effect on organs like kidney, heart, brain and even the eyes. Step upon a weighing scale As people age, muscle replacement with fat occurs which often accrues on the waistline. Also senior citizens are often not able to exhume calories as effectively as when they were younger due to slackened body metabolism. Hence, it is important to be heedful  [...]


Senior Fitness Exercises – Total Body Energizing Chair Workout
May 4, 2010 – 2:59 am | No Comment
Senior Fitness Exercises – Total Body Energizing Chair Workout
The complete-body chair workout is part of senior fitness exercises due to its myriad benefits of lubricating joints, increasing blood circulation, keeping flexibility of ankle joints, strengthening the shins, stabilizing spine and strengthening posture-related and mobilizing muscles. Senior Fitness Exercises for Lower and Upper Body Ankle – Circling the ankle by etching a pretend sphere using toes, four times clockwise and then anticlockwise and repeating analogously on the other foot as well. The exercise has a lubricating effect on the ankle joints. Shin- Tapping the toes by raising the toes of left and right feet (heels on the ground) and then lower or drop the toes. Repeating eight times and then pausing. Now, lifting toes and holding for a single count and releasing. This has to be repeated four times. The exercise helps in strengthening the shin muscle and would aid in preventing falls. Calf- Extending the leg from knee and flexing the ankle. The toes are to be pointed  [...]


Senior Fitness Exercises – Never too late to Start Reaping Benefits
May 1, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Individuals in the golden years of their life could garner myriad benefits from senior fitness exercises as long as they are doing them safely. The major hassle encountered is getting the elderly to start with a fitness program that merges strength training, cardio exercises and balance. Here are some safe yet effective senior fitness exercises that could be taken up to reap maximum benefits. Keeping track of your steps Senior citizens could invest in a mere ten dollar worth basic pedometer which in several situations is even give-away. The pedometer would help in tracking down the number of steps one is taking on a daily basis. The objective is a minimum of ten thousand steps on a day-to-day basis, however working up gradually. One must never make the mistake of attempting to jump from a thousand steps to directly ten thousand steps overnight. Taking the stairways Simply going up and down the stairways rather than taking the elevators could aid in burning calories and help in  [...]


Ten Shots To Direct The ‘Forty’ Stage
December 21, 2009 – 11:30 pm | No Comment
Ten Shots To Direct The ‘Forty’ Stage
They say, time and tide waits for none, if something waits that is the age where people say that ‘he is old’. It is the time which comes for every one with loads of complication in the body structure from inside nerves towards the outside links and affects the social, economical and financial cycle of a human being. The age ‘forty’ is said to be the corridor towards the sunset. However, in the new era, there are so many ways where the various complications can be managed. Problems and complication: The age forty brings more complications especially in women health. That is related to problems like heart, blood pressure, sugar in blood and even in urine, weakness in bones, deadly skin etc.   In some cases where the body structure of a woman is weak, there can be also changes in the hormonal functions which can be seen in the menstrual period. The other forms can be vaginal dryness, hot flashes Urinary tract infections, night sweats, insomnia, headaches, heart palpitations or  [...]


Essence Of Fine Geriatric Care- Part II
June 28, 2009 – 1:05 am | No Comment
Essence Of Fine Geriatric Care- Part II
As one religiously adheres to annual master health examination, elderly kin should also be oriented into this healthy routine. Many private hospitals have health plans specially catering to people above the 50 age bracket. One needs to be quite discerning while picking out the right one, as the requirements of a 70-plus individual will vary from that of a 50-plus person. Many 60 yr olds face impending aging ailments like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart ailments to site a few. The emphasis must be to probe into other disorders like dormant tuberculosis or cancer for that matter. One can take the prescribed medical check-up brochure to our dependable family doctor who is well-aware of the parent’s medical past. Additional examination for PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test intended to detect prostate cancer amongst men and mandatory vaccines like the annual influenza and 3-5 yearly pneumococcal vaccine are commonly suggested. One can start off by taking the parent to a geriatric  [...]


Essence Of Fine Geriatric Care - Part I
June 27, 2009 – 1:10 am | No Comment
Essence Of Fine Geriatric Care – Part I
Many an aged parent may not always be able to express their health concerns to their brood in a practical manner. One can help our aged parents gain a stronghold in all spheres of their life and better equip them to face ever-changing scenarios in life. Firstly, one needs to come to terms with the fact that parental care cannot be shouldered single-handedly in many situations. With rising cases of siblings living geographically apart, it may not always be physically doable for all of them to be present to lend a hand. The task can be pooled with one in charge of taking care of the parent while the other can handle the pecuniary aspect of it. If the parents are residing in another metropolis, one needs to stay connected with the people whom they intermingle with on a regular basis, as it will give a clearer vision of their state of health which many try to conceal in a bid to evade eventual panic amongst the children. Elderly people tend to become sternly independent at the cost of  [...]