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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Elderly Adults Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a disorder affecting the large intestine or colon. It can cause cramping, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and a host of other symptoms. With this condition comes a lot of questions for older adults. Can IBS develop at any age? Can IBS ... Continue Reading
  • Can Carpal Tunnel Pain Radiate to Shoulder and Neck? Carpal tunnel syndrome is generally associated with the hand and wrist. It occurs as a direct result of pressure on the nerve at the base of the hand called the median nerve. The more pressure that builds in this area, the more pain that can be felt in the hand and wrist. It ... Continue Reading
  • Doctor Appointment Tips: Questions Seniors Should Ask Their Doctors There have been a lot of changes since the Covid-19 virus swept across our nation and the world. One of these changes is the way business is conducted in our doctor’s offices and hospitals. Mandates and restrictions have been in place to enhance the safety of patients and ... Continue Reading
  • Pulmonary Embolism in Elderly Adults: What To Know Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one of the main arteries in your lungs. It is caused by a blood clot that travels to the lungs from the leg. Unfortunately, pulmonary embolism is common and dangerous, with up to a third of cases being fatal. Is Pulmonary Embolism Curable? ... Continue Reading
  • Hypothyroidism and Other Thyroid Disorders in Elderly Adults Many organs in the body see a decrease in function with age. The thyroid is no different. Hypothyroidism in seniors is caused by the thyroid producing fewer hormones, which results in a lower metabolic rate. Thyroid disorders in elderly patients are very common, and some ... Continue Reading
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