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Older Adults

Colorectal Cancer: Statistics

Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. Find out who is most likely to get cancer and why.

Constipation

Constipation is when your stools are painful or they do not happen often enough. It is the most common GI (gastrointestinal) problem.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is longstanding pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis.

Dehydration and Heat Stroke

Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life-threatening if left untreated.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe or esophagus.

Gout

Gout is a condition that causes inflamed, painful joints. The symptoms are caused by deposits of urate crystals at the joints.

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are when the veins or blood vessels in and around your anus and lower rectum become swollen and irritated. This happens when there is extra pressure on these veins.

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature brought on by staying in cold temperatures for a long period of time. This lowered body temperature affects the brain, thus affecting a person's ability to think clearly or move well.

Indigestion

Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a pain or burning feeling in your upper belly or abdomen. It is common in adults.

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection that spreads easily. It is caused by a virus.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or chemical irritants. It is a serious infection or inflammation in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.

Shingles

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common infection of the nerves that is caused by a virus. It causes a painful rash or small blisters on an area of skin.

Vestibular Balance Disorder

Dizziness and vertigo are classic symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older.