Health Issues In Middle Adulthood

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Some of the health concerns that clients may face as they reach middle adulthood includes physical development. One of the physical developments includes muscle loss. Maximum muscular strength is attained between the ages of 25 and 30 and gradually declines at 30(Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016). Sight, hearing, and other senses began to decline. Health issues are a huge concern during middle adulthood. There are some concerns due to lifestyle as a young adult such as breast cancer, diabetes, hypertension, poor cholesterol. Also kidney function is reduced, gastrointestinal tract secretes fewer enzymes, and the ability for the heart to pump blood (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016). In men they have problems with their prostate and women with breast cancer. Other physical changes are appearances such as gray hair, crow’s feet, and wrinkle lose skin.
A characteristic that might impact breast cancer is that white women are stands are at greater risk of developing breast cancer than women of the African American race. However, African American women are at greater risk to die from it. Asian, American Indian, and Hispanic women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016). Another characteristic is diabetes. I can recall a time I went to a doctor to discuss a diet plan for weight loss. It was a Caucasian lady and myself in his office. He educated us on obesity and health risks associated with it. He informed us that diabetes is more of a health issue for
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The reason being is because of lack of healthcare is an issue for African Americans. For example, an African American woman that works a very low income job is not able to afford health insurance, therefore, she is not able to take yearly screenings to detect any illness. By the time they discover they have some form of cancer, it is too late to be
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