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Heartburn and Heart Pain in the Elderly

Heartburn and Heart Pain in the Elderly

Chest pain in seniors is always a cause for concern as they are at a greater risk of serious conditions like a heart attack. Although pain in the chest can be associated with the airways, lungs and even the large blood vessels connected to the heart, the two types of chest pain that are commonly […]

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and What It Means to Seniors

Coronary Artery Disease

The coronary arteries are the small vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle. Since the heart is constantly working throughout life, it needs a uninterrupted supply of oxygen and nutrients. Coronary artery disease is a condition where the coronary arteries become damaged or diseased subsequently leading to narrowing of the vessel. This has a […]

Angina pectoris (Heart Chest Pain) in the Elderly

Angina pectoris (Heart Chest Pain) in the Elderly

The heart is a muscular pump that never stops beating. It needs a constant supply of blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to continue functioning. When the blood flow to the heart is insufficient for its workload, the muscle is injured. It causes a type of crushing chest pain that comes with activity and eases […]

Causes of Heart Attacks and Age Risks for the Elderly

Causes of Heart Attacks and Age Risks for the Elderly

Heart attacks which are medically known as a myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the leading causes of death in the elderly, particularly in developed nations. It is to a large extent preventable with a combination of lifestyle changes, medication and surgical procedures that can reduce the risk of a heart attack. However, there is […]

Festive Season and Holiday Health Risks in the Elderly

Festive Season and Holiday Health Risks in the Elderly

The holiday season is a time of fun and festivity. However, there are some health risks that are associated with these times of the year. This is not isolated only to the Christmas and New Year period but may apply to any major holiday. Many of these health problems may occur irrespective of a person’s […]


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