Aging brings with it its own set of issues, including health problems that you may not have thought much about previously. Therefore, to make sure that you are prepared for every eventuality when it comes to your health, here is a guide to some of the most common health problems that you should be aware of as you get older.
- Testosterone Deficiency
Your testosterone levels may flounder as you get older, and you may find that they start to drop by a couple of percent a year after the age of 30. After a while, this drop in testosterone levels can make you feel fatigued, can make you have a low sex drive, and can give you night sweats. You might also start to gain weight and feel depressed and anxious. If you believe that you have a testosterone deficiency or are showing the symptoms of this, you should look into TRT, or testosterone replacement therapy. This can help to boost the levels of testosterone in your body and ensure that it reaches the levels that it was when you were younger. This can then keep you healthy into your middle-aged and senior years.
It is very common to be anemic at some point during your life. However, after early childhood and pregnancy, the next time in your life when anemia may become a more prevalent danger is old age. Anaemia can leave you feeling weak and dizzy, can give you cold feet and hands, and can leave you struggling to breathe. You may find that you have anemia due to an iron or vitamin B12 deficiency, another condition (such as cancer) or a bone marrow disorder. Therefore, if you are struggling with the symptoms of anemia, you should consider taking iron supplements and eating iron-rich foods. However, if your condition is serious, you might also be given a blood transfusion as this can increase the number of red blood cells in your body.
In the US, almost a quarter of adults have arthritis. Although this may not bother you when you are younger, as you get older your symptoms can worsen and make themselves known. Arthritis can happen due to usual wear and tear within the body, and can leave you with stiff joints, chronic pain, and swollen red skin. There is no cure for arthritis; however, you can manage the pain by taking pain medications like ibuprofen, trying herbal remedies, and using hot and cold packs which may be able to reduce inflammation.
As you get older, you may start to live in fear of the many health problems that could occur. However, instead you should try to be aware of them as much as possible and take steps to prevent them, such as staying active and eating a healthy and vitamin-rich diet. This will then ensure that you will be able to live a full and exciting life for a long time to come.