15 Most Common Old-Age Illnesses

Make sure you guard against these illnesses in your old age

15 Most Common “Old Age” Illnesses

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Alzheimer Disease – A degenerative brain disorder characterized by premature senility and dementia.

Arthritis – A medical condition characterized by inflammation of the joints, which results in pain and difficulty moving.


A medical condition characterized by inflammation of the joints, which results in pain and difficulty moving.

Blood Pressure – The pulsating pressure of blood flow through an artery. (Blood pressure can be high or low.)

Cancer – any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream.

Diabetes – [Also called diabetes mellitus] often simply referred to as diabetes—is a condition in which a person has a high blood sugar (glucose) level as a result of the body either not producing enough insulin, or because body cells do not properly respond to the insulin that is produced.

Eye Disease


any disease of the eye.

Heart Attack – a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function

Heart Problems – Heart disease or cardiopathy is an umbrella term for a variety of different diseases affecting the heart.

Kidney Disease – Any one of several chronic conditions that are caused by damage to the cells of the kidney.

Mental Illness – A health condition that changes a person’s thinking, feelings, or behavior (or all three) and that causes the person distress and difficulty in functioning.

Osteoporosis – a condition whereby the bones lose some of their mineral content and become less dense. Bones that are osteoporotic are more at risk for fractures.

Prostate Enlargement – A non-cancerous condition that affects many men past 50 years of age, enlarged prostate makes urinating more difficult by narrowing the urethra, a tube running from the bladder through the prostate gland.

Skin Disease – a disease affecting the skin


strokea sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.

Tuberculosis – a highly contagious infection that attacks the lungs and other parts of the body.

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“Google Define Search Feature.” Google, 10 May, 2011. Web. 10 May, 2011.

Definitions were taken from Google’s Define Search feature. Multiple different sources were used in the definitions.

Source by Patti Greene