Top 5 Health Concerns Among Seniors

To be human is to worry and as we age, our list of distresses seems to get longer particularly when it relates to our health. The good news is we alleviate this anxiety by visiting a doctor regularly to help diagnose, take pro-active steps to prevent, manage and overcome the things than concern us the most. These are among the top 5 mind-burdening health topics among seniors: Arthritis – There are many types of arthritis but older adults most often have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout. Symptoms may include: joint pain, joint swelling, joint stiffness, tenderness or pain when touching a joint, problems using or moving a joint normally and warmth and redness in a joint. Medication, exercise, stretching, hot or cold pads and glucosamine and chondroitin are among several things that may help alleviate the symptoms. Heart Disease describes … Read More

How the right sunglasses can help you look younger!

  There are telltale signs of ageing that manifest all around our face which, unfortunately, is the first thing people notice about us. It is hard to make eye contact and not notice someone’s face and specifically their eyes, hair and neck.  The age trifecta -our hair, eyes and neck are the three places that betray our age. Gray hair, wrinkles around the eyes and sagging neck skin age people instantly.  A study found 77% and 79% of people consider gray hair and wrinkles respectively  as two of the top three signs of ageing.1 Men and women can look fabulous with gray hair, but the minute your gray starts showing, people inevitably think –old! Many believe nothing ages a woman faster than silvery roots. Dyeing your hair is an easy fix. It doesn’t hurt to also keep hair healthy and … Read More

Hormones and Aging – Can hormones keep you from getting old?/ Hormones- the Fountain of Youth

Hormones are vital chemicals made by the endocrine glands that travel through our blood carrying instructions to the cells, which in turn influence our organs and overall function of our bodies. The endocrine system plays a role in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual function and reproductive processes. Without hormones our body stops working the way it should. With age, hormone production changes, resulting in unfavorable changes to body, mind and mood.  If you’ve been feeling tired, overwhelmed, cranky, forgetful, depressed, gained a few pounds or have had trouble sleeping, chances are your hormones are to blame. Dr. Philip Borgardt, a specialist in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy says, “In women the lack of hormones leads to atrophy of the female anatomy, hot flashes, mood swings, sleep problems, memory problems with higher rates or dementia, 50% chance … Read More