Common Age-Related Chronic Disorders

It is a new phase of your life after retirement--excitement, opportunities, new horizons: all are waiting for you round the corner. You have been racing against time all this while with targets and deadlines to meet. Finally time has given you a breather-- it has become your new friend. You are probably full of plans and preparations for the days ahead. So you want to pick up a new hobby, a new career maybe or just want to travel to places that you have always longed to visit. You are still fit and active and never think twice before climbing up those flights of stairs and after all age is just a number. But there are a few things that you need to keep in mind about your health.

It is now that you have to take care yourself like never before. Age does bring with it a few health concerns-chronic diseases that are associated with growing old. Being aware of the kind of health conditions or Age-Related Chronic Diseases that you may be vulnerable to is very important. It will make you better prepared and always remember, the only control that these diseases can have over you is what you allow them. If you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle, ensure that you have a balanced diet and a positive attitude, you can keep a lot of these diseases at bay.

What are the common age-related chronic diseases?

The commonly found Age-Related Chronic Diseases are:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Conditions related to Mental Health-
    1. Alzheimer's Disease
    2. Dementia
    3. Anxiety Disorder
    4. Depression
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Arthritis or Joint Inflammation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of Vision
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Kidney Problems
  • Breathing problems

Read on for detailed information on these diseases and ways to deal with them.