Liver Disease in the Elderly

  • 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 Alcoholism in the Elderly

    Age-related changes in the body, chronic health conditions, prescription medications and other factors can magnify the effects of alcohol consumption and jeopardize a senior’s health.

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  • Caregiver Tips for Managing Swelling in a Senior’s Feet, Ankles and Legs

    Swollen extremities can be uncomfortable, but this can also point to a serious underlying condition. Veteran caregivers share their tips for monitoring a senior’s edema, keeping the swelling down and improving circulation.

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