Aging & Increased Health Risks
- Q How does aging affect my hearing?
Sharine Forbes, GerontologyAs an individual ages, the small blood vessels that work with the cochlea and produce endolmyph are reduced. This reduction of the rate by which endolymph is produced greatly reduces the ability of vibrations to pass through the cochlea, thus reducing... Full Answer
- Q What causes foot problems in older adults?
Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Orthopedic SurgeryAs you move into your 50s, 60s, and beyond, it is important to take steps to offset problems that could become disabling. Studies evaluating older people who live in a community setting show that from 20% to 30% of seniors have chronic foot pain.... Full Answer
- Q As I get older, will the risk for heart disease or heart attack increase?
Dr. Robert S Kaufmann, Internal MedicineAs you get older, your risk for heart disease and heart attack rises. This is in part due to the slow buildup of plaque inside your heart arteries, which can start during childhood. In men, the risk for heart disease increases after age 45. In women,... Full Answer