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Middle-aged adults who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop health problems like diabetes, and disabilities, and to die earlier than middle-aged adults with lower, "normal" weights. But this may not be true of older adults.
Chronic diseases such as such as heart disease and diabetes are common among older adults. In fact, many older adults have more than one chronic disease -- in other words, chronic diseases often "co-occur" in older people. Like chronic diseases, "geriatric syndromes" are very common among … more
Frailty is a condition associated with aging that boosts risks of poor health, falls, disability and death. Signs of frailty include weakness, weight loss, slow walking speed, exhaustion and low activity levels.
Standard Guidelines for Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease May Not Be Appropriate for Older Adults with Additional Health Problems
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. It causes shortness of breath, wheezing, and related symptoms.