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Health Conditions A–Z

At SeniorCaring, we know that choosing the perfect senior living community for you or your loved one is only part of ensuring a smooth transition process. That’s why we provide you valuable information regarding common health conditions that may affect you or your loved one. Take a look at our index of health conditions information.

Addiction is a compulsive dependence on a substance or behavior. Elderly people are at a higher risk of health-related complications without proper treatment.

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At least 1 in 5 Americans are affected by allergies. From runny noses to asthma, learn how seniors can overcome these pesky conditions.

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Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, which is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.

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With over 50 million adults affected, arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States, causing joint pain, swelling, and stiffness.

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Affecting over 25 million people in the United States, asthma is a chronic lung disease that most often starts in childhood.

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is associated with episodes of mood swings, which range from depressive lows to manic highs.

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One of the most serious fall injuries, broken hips hospitalize at least 250,000 people aged 65 or older every year.

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Cancer is the result of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in the body, and is one of the most common diseases in the United States.

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Anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of the US population get the flu each year. Preventing average cold or flu grows more important with age.

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Major depressive disorder affects about 14.8 million American adults, or almost 7% of the US adult population.

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People develop diabetes when their blood glucose, or blood sugar level is too high. Diabetes can lead to dangerous health problems if left untreated, but is a manageable disease.

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Hearing loss is a problem caused by noise, aging, disease and heredity. It affects 47 percent of adults 75 and older.

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Heart disease, or cardiac disease, describes an assortment of conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels.

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Hypertension is a condition when the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. It affects more than 3 million people per year.

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Over 25 million adult Americans suffer from some sort of urinary incontinence. For older adults, frequent bathroom trips are undesirable to say the least.

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Referring to many disorders affecting the lungs, there are more than 3 million cases in the US annually. Learn about treatment and prevention for elderly people.

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form or arthritis affecting about 20 million people in the US alone. Find out how to limit the aches and pains.

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A condition characterized by bones becoming weak and brittle, osteoporosis affects 54 million Americans over the age of 50.

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A condition characterized by sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle in the wall of the urinary bladder resulting in a sudden and unstoppable need to urinate.

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Chronic pain affects an estimated 86 million American adults to some degree. Different types of pain require different pain management techniques.

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Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, mostly known for causing tremors.

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Schizophrenia is a brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally and affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans each year.

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Shingles is viral infection that causes a painful rash affecting about 1 million people per year. Cases have distinct risks associated with old age.

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Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep on a regular basis.

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Including commonly known conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma, many of these will cause severe vision loss or blindness.

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