Liver Disease in the Elderly Articles

  • Hepatitis C: Have You Been Tested?

    More than one million seniors are infected with the Hep C virus, but many don't even know they have the disease. Early diagnosis of HCV leads to better treatment outcomes. Add the test to your routine medical screening.

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  • One in Six Aging Livers is Abnormal

    One in six elderly patients has at least one abnormal liver test. One high reading does not increase mortality, but multiple high readings indicate an increased risk for death from cancer and other diseases.

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  • Anemia in Seniors: What to Look for and How to Treat It

    Fatigue, weakness and irritability are considered “normal” symptoms of aging, but these red flags may actually point to a serious underlying condition. Be aware of these signs and others that warrant a trip to the doctor and some blood work.

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  • Chronic Health Conditions and the Flu: A Deadly Combination

    For elderly people, influenza can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions and even cause death. Vaccinations are a senior’s best defense against the flu and related complications.

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  • Fingernails: 5 Signs That Point to Senior Health Problems

    The condition of a senior’s fingernails can indicate the presence of medical issues like heart disease, thyroid issues and malnutrition, which can be especially serious in elderly individuals.

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  • The Hazards of Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Seniors

    Alcoholism is often overlooked in the elderly. Failing to recognize when an aging loved one has a drinking problem can lead to severe health issues and can even endanger others’ well-being.

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