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Multiple System Atrophy in the Elderly

What is multiple system atrophy? Multiple system atrophy is a rare condition leading to impaired neurological functions of the body characterized by a fall in blood pressure during standing, lightheadedness, fainting, impaired movement, abnormal speech and visual disturbance. It is a degenerative condition that usually affects older people, around 50 and 60 years. Men are […]

Foods that Cause a Stroke and Increase the Risk of Strokes

Foods that Cause a Stroke and Increase the Risk of Strokes

A stroke is a condition where the blood supply to the brain is interrupted leading to death of a portion of the brain tissue. It is one of the major and most serious cardiovascular conditions to affect the elderly along with a heart attack. Indeed many of the risk factors and causes of a stroke […]

Speech and Voice Problems in the Elderly

Speech and Voice Problems in the Elderly

Problems with speaking are not an age-related change in the elderly but rather linked to some underlying disorder. Although there are changes in the voice with advancing age, this does not reach a point where a person cannot speak. Several conditions that are more likely to occur in elderly people can lead to problems with […]

Parkinson’s Disease

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The brain is the control center of the body which processes incoming signals and sends out messages to various parts of the body. It does this by the way of electrical impulses and different types of chemicals. One of these important chemicals is dopamine that is produced and secreted by certain types of nerve endings. […]


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