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Health Issues Associated With Aging

4 Common Health Issues Associated With Aging

As you get older, you may begin to worry more about your health… understandably so. The good news is that there are doable steps to preventing or minimizing some health issues. Much of the information available today is focused on achieving the best quality of life now and in your later years. I recommend that, no matter what your age is currently, you work on building a better body, mind, and spirit right now. Here are some of the more common health issues associated with aging to look out for.

Hearing Issues

You may find that, as you get older, you develop issues with your hearing. Common signs of this could include problems hearing people speaking or needing to raise the usual volume of the TV or radio. People may even suggest that you are raising your voice when speaking to them. This happens because your voice sounds significantly quieter than normal.

If you have concerns about your hearing, consider speaking to a professional such as an audiologist. You could also reach out to a hearing aid clinic for advice or even an appointment to get your hearing checked by a professional. 


Dementia is an unbrella term that covers multiple brain-related/cognitive problems. Alzheimers is a specific condition with its own set of sysmptoms. Though both can have an early onset, affecting those as young as 40-50, it most commonly happens to the elderly over sixty-five.

The good news is that there are effective ways to support and train your brain at any age. For instance, you consider working a few puzzles a day such as crosswords, brain teasers, or word searches. Or, you could explore a new hobby like chess, which is well known to be stimulating for the brain. Talk to your doctor about other programs. meds, or supplements that might be a good fit for you.


Another one of the common health issues associated with aging is arthritis. Again, though you don’t have to be old to experience it, cases and their severity increase with the elderly. This could be a major concern for some because mobility might be impacted and affect work, persoal life and over all quality of life.

Arthritis has been linked to injuries, inflammatory health issues, and poor lifestyle. Another possible link is to physically overtraining in youth and young adulthood. If you do currently train in the gym or run regularly, take precautions to avoid joint damage and overuse inflammation,

Chronic Pain 

Health Issues Associated With AgingFinally, you might struggle with chronic pain later in life. Chronic pain is more common than most people realize and is often tied to underlying health issues. Arthritis as well as damage to the back are common culprits. However, the truth is that chronic pain can have a wide variety of causes, many of which are difficult to identify.

If you are getting up in years and don’t understand the cause of your chronic pain, it could be time to speak to a doctor. Particularly if you have tired typical solutions such as switching your mattress or low impact forms of exercise. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to avoid issues with your health as your age. Remember, it’s never too early to make good choices about your health. Be aware and attentive!

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