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Tinnitus: Will the Ringing Ever Stop?

Tinnitus: Will the Ringing Ever Stop?

Do you experience ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears that you can’t find the origin of the sound and no one else can hear it? You may be experiencing tinnitus. It is a very common problem that affects 15-20% of our population and is especially common in the elderly. It is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, a side effect of a medication or a problem with the circulatory system. For many people, tinnitus improves with treatment of the underlying problem or with other treatments that reduce...

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AGE DISORDERS OF SLEEP

AGE DISORDERS OF SLEEP

Older people in particular are constantly complaining of sleep problems. Good sleep is just as important for a healthy and quality life as proper nutrition and adequate fluid intake. Below you will learn more about the possible causes of sleep disorders and tips on how to minimize or completely prevent them. Types of sleep disorders Continuous sleep disorder refers to a condition where you cannot fall asleep again for more than half an hour after waking up during the night. Impaired ability to fall asleep indicates a condition when it takes longer than half an hour for a person to...

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Assistive Devices that Actually Assist: Part 2 The Folding Squatting Toilet Stool

Assistive Devices that Actually Assist: Part 2 The Folding Squatting Toilet Stool

I decided to purchase the Folding Squatting Toilet Stool from fanwer.com because I was having a lot of issues with constipation again. It was becoming more and more difficult to have a bowel movement. I was telling my sister about my problem and she quickly chimed in that she and her family have one and absolutely love it! She highly recommended this one in particular because of it’s numerous features.I looked it up as I have bought other items from fanwer.com, so I had no concerns that it wouldn’t be a quality item, but just to check it out. I decided...

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

So-called arterial hypertension is a disease of the cardiovascular system caused by a drop in the elasticity of blood vessels. High blood pressure is often detected late, after symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleep disturbances as well as skipping and palpitations. High blood pressure in old age Arterial hypertension is one of the most common physical ailments in the elderly. It affects almost every other person over the age of 60. Normal aging, however, does not necessarily have to be related to high blood pressure. Long-term unhealthy lifestyle or delayed and irregular visits to the doctor are often the...

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Back Pain: Can a Medial Branch Block Help?

Back Pain: Can a Medial Branch Block Help?

I have suffered with severe back pain for over 30 years. Unfortunately, my adventures with back pain started when I was 16 rather than when I reached middle age (whatever age that might be in your mind lol). Just like most of you, the pain started as an achy back after even   mild exertion, if I’m being honest. So as to not bore you with my whole sob story, let’s just hit the highlights by saying it moved on to chronic severe back pain over the course of 15 years  to where I am left bed-ridden for a week...

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