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Influenza (Flu) in the Elderly

Many people call off Influenza as simply a cold that will get better on its own. This may be the case in younger individuals with a stronger, more robust immune system, but may lead to more serious consequences in older adults. A period of time in the hospital may be required if conditions get worse. […]

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) in the Elderly

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or Enlarged Prostate, refers to the abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland In front of the rectum and below the bladder. This gland releases fluids that protects and aids in the development of sperm. The prostate naturally grows larger as you age, but can cause […]

Rosacea in the Elderly

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is also known as an adult version of acne. Although it is possible, this condition rarely occurs in children under the age of 30. The main characteristic is redness and inflammatory papules (bumps) on the affected area. The affected parts of the body includes mostly the facial […]

Behcet’s Syndrome

Behcet’s (beh-CHETS) Syndrome (or Behcet’s Disease) is an autoimmune disorder that causes the inflammation of blood vessels in the body. An autoimmune disorder means that it involves the body’s own immune system attacking its own healthy cells. The symptoms produced by this disease are different for each person, and the inflammations may occur on different […]

Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly

What is Urinary Incontinence? It’s when we lose control of our bladder, and is a very common problem especially as we age. This can cause minor inconveniences, or major ones, depending on its severity. For example, some people leak urine from when they cough from time to time, while others get sudden urges to urinate […]

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