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Aging Diagnosis

Aging Diagnosis
What is Aging?
Causes and Risk Factors

As you age, your doctor may recommend increasing numbers of screening tests. These screening tests help identify signs of disorders or diseases. You may have a general physician, or a geriatric specialist, a doctor who specializes in the health of the elderly. If you are a woman, you should continue seeing your gynecologist also.

Medical exams
Before any specialized tests, your doctor will want to perform a full physical and medical history. You'll want to note any disorders that run in the family, particularly those that tend to affect a person during later years such as heart disease, cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. This information is important to your doctor so that s/he can look for signs of any of these disorders, or so that he can schedule more frequent screening tests. Then, your doctor may recommend screening tests for the following:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • HIV
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Tuberculosis

Additionally, you may want to talk to your doctor about how to continue to live an independent lifestyle. As we age, we may have to become more reliant on others for our health and well-being, even if it's a drive down to the grocery store to pick up groceries due to an inability to drive a car from poor vision. As we age, we can take proactive steps to maintain our health as much as possible. To read more about treatment for aging and anti aging remedies, read here for additional information.

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