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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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What are the three most common chronic conditions affecting men over age 65?

Summary Introduction

To discuss: The three most common chronic conditions affecting men older than 65 years.

Introduction: Aging causes various physiological changes in the body of a person over time. With advancing age, these changes lead to decreased resilience in the body. Therefore, persons older than 65 years are more prone to illnesses when compared to younger adults. Data from various studies indicate that older men with poor nutritional status are at an increased risk of developing heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Explanation

The most common chronic conditions affecting men older than 65 years are hypertension, heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, and kidney diseases. The three most common chronic diseases affecting men older than 65 years are discussed below.

  1. 1. Hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) is a risk factor for heart diseases and stroke in older men. The chronic conditions are usually enhanced by obesity, high salt intake, smoking, family history, and consuming alcohol.
  2. 2. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) include the conditions such as heart failure, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and stroke...

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