Sudden Leg Weakness in Older Adults

Sudden Leg Weakness in Older Adults

Several conditions can cause sudden leg weakness in the elderly, including a stroke, spinal cord injury, or pinched nerve. Other possible causes include autoimmune diseases, spinal disorders, injuries, falls, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and non-traumatic spinal cord compression caused by a metastatic tumor or infection. A nerve or muscle disorder can also cause sudden weakness in the…

After Surgery Care

After Surgery Care

Complications following surgery are unfortunate consequences for some patients. Over 100,000 patients get a post-surgery infection in the US each year. Beyond infections, other post-surgery complications can include blood clots, allergic reactions, trouble with urination, dangerously low blood pressure, and more. However, those who receive after surgery care report better outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and…

Guidance for the Elderly Living Alone
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Guidance for the Elderly Living Alone

As a person ages, the decision will need to be made whether or not they will remain at home or move into some sort of senior residence or assisted living facility. When someone is widowed or has simply lived alone their whole life, the decision may be more complicated. However, more and more elderly adults…

Falls Prevention for Older Adults
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Falls Prevention for Older Adults

People start falling from the first months of life when they learn to stand up. Falling is a normal part of life: mistakes are guides demonstrating what not to do. Falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admission, and death in older people. In the United States, one fourth to one third of adults…

Vertigo in Older Adults

Vertigo in Older Adults

Vertigo is a serious condition that affects a person’s ability to keep their balance. Affecting people of all ages, older adults face greater challenges when it comes to the issue. Some are already less steady on their feet due to vision, hearing and mobility issues. That’s why being accurately diagnosed with vertigo by a medical…