Musculoskeletal Disease in seniors. (Bone Density

Bone density disease in seniors
Musculoskeletal Disease in seniors. (Bone Density)

Musculoskeletal Disease in seniors. (Bone Density)

In this post, I will be looking at bone density one of the Musculosketial diseases that can affect us.

Bone is made mostly of collagen, a protein that is woven into a flexible framework.

Bone also contains calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate, minerals that add strength and harden the framework.

The combination of calcium and collagen gives the bone its strength and flexibility.

The flexibility (or ability to withstand stress) of the bone protects it from breaking.

Bone is strong because of calcium, but bone also acts as a storehouse for calcium.

In fact, more than 99% of the body’s calcium is contained in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is in the blood.

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Living with Coronary Heart Disease–Maintaining Good Health

Living with Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease

Living with Coronary Heart Disease--Maintaining Good Health
Living with Coronary Heart Disease–Maintaining Good Health

When plaque builds up,  it narrows the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients this causes the coronary arteries to become diseased.

The plaque is caused by deposits containing cholesterol and this along with inflammation are usually to blame for coronary artery disease.

The decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.

Coronary artery disease often develops over a long time and this may cause the problem to go unnoticed until you have a significant blockage or a heart attack. But there’s plenty you can do to prevent and treat coronary artery disease. A healthy lifestyle can have  a big impact on heart health

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Lung Disease Affecting the Blood Vessel–Maintaining Good Health

We will be looking at lung desease atha affect the blood vessels The right side of the heart receives low-oxygen blood from the veins.  It pumps blood into he lungs through the pulmonary arteries . These blood vessels can suffer from disease as well.

  • Pulmonary embolisim
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary embolisim other wise called deep vein thrombosis is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs

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Chronic lung diseases– Maintaining Good health

Chronic lung diseases

I worked as a  CNA for a number of years, before retirement and during my time working in the field, I have come across a number of elderly people suffering from different types of chronic lung disease.

It was very painful for me to watch them laboring to breathe  even with the aid of oxygen in some cases and it was still very difficult,

So I think we should look at some of these chronic lung diseases and their causes and what we could do to prevent them in our effort in maintaining good health.

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