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Judith E. Brown
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What are the three most common chronic conditions affecting women over age 65?

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To discuss: The three most common chronic conditions affecting women older than65 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 women with poor nutritional status are at an increased risk of developing heart disease and other chronic conditions.

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Women older than 65 years mostly have already reached their menopause, resulting in imbalance of hormone profile in the body. The most common chronic conditions that affect women older than of 65 years are hypertension, heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, and kidney diseases. The three most common chronic diseases affecting women older than 65 years are discussed as follows:

  1. 1. Hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) is a risk factor for heart diseases and stroke in older women. The chronic conditions are enhanced by obesity, family history, and consuming alcohol...

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