Atrial Fibrillation In Seniors

Atrial Fibrillation In Seniors

Atrial fibrillation is a type of common heart condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm. It involves the two upper chambers of the heart beating out of coordination with the heart’s two lower chambers. This condition can usually be identified by taking the pulse or closely observing heartbeats that do not occur at regular intervals. Atrial fibrillation can become increasingly common in seniors. Causes of atrial fibrillationThe cause of atrial fibrillation is due to the four cha…

Symptoms of Heart Attack

Symptoms of Heart Attack

Heart attacks may come at any time, without a person even suspecting it. There are instances that it may affect even young adults aside from the elderly. But it is also important to know that heart attacks come with a warning. There are certain warning signs that come and might be felt by a person before an impending heart attack. That is why it is important for people to know what these are in order for people to determine when a heart attack comes and seek prompt medical attention. Symptoms of…

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

What is coronary thrombosis?Coronary Thrombosis is the medical term for what is more commonly known as heart attack. A heart thrombosis is usually caused by a blockage in the three major arteries that surround the heart and supply it with blood and oxygen. The blockage can be a blood clot that develops in the arteries and block the blood supply going through that artery, causing the heart muscle in that area to stop. What results is a coronary thrombosis. Or heart attack. Causes of heart attackA…

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the main concerns of seniors in their advancing age. It is estimated that more than half of the older population aged 55 and above have high blood pressure. Being able to control it may help seniors to control a host of other diseases and conditions brought about by old age. What is blood pressureBlood pressure is measured as a fraction composed of the systolic and the diastolic measures. The systolic blood pressure is the top number and indicates the force of the b…

Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke is considered to be one of the leading causes of death not only in the US but also worldwide. It should be a primary concern for seniors who are looking forward to enjoy life that is still ahead of them. Learning how stroke can victimize a person, knowing how to act in case of such emergencies as well as understanding the risk factors related to the said disease. Stroke, just like most other diseases, have certain risk factors that may contribute to the rapid development of the disease. K…

Diet and Heart Disease

Diet and Heart Disease

As people grow older, they also begin to experience more changes physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. Age brings about some form of deterioration that may be considered normal. Aside from that, age also brings people to face certain health risks. One of them is heart disease. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among older people. The older people get, the higher the risk that they may develop heart disease. There are many factors that may lead seniors to develop heart disease…

Low Blood Sodium in Older Adults

Low Blood Sodium in Older Adults

What is low blood sodium?Low blood sodium, medically known as hyponatremia occurs when an abnormally low amount of the mineral sodium is found in the blood. This condition exists when sodium concentration in the blood falls below 135 mmo/L. Low sodium in the blood commonly happens to older people, especially those who have been hospitalized of a long period of time or those who have undergone long term care. Causes of low blood sodiumBlood sodium level can be affected by a lot of factors in olde…