March 12, 2010, Newsletter Issue #44: Baby Boomers: Health Issues

Tip of the Week

A baby boomers born at the early end of the baby boomer generation is now in his or her 50s and 60s. Though baby boomers are much healthier than their parents, and tend to live longer, age related health issues can still crop up.

Some of the health related issues include increased cholesterol levels, arthritis, and diabetes. Some of these health issues, if left unchecked can lead to more severe health issues, such as aneurysms and knee replacement surgery.

It is important for anyone over 55 to get their cholesterol checked, make sure their heart is in good condition, and have other issues such as diabetes and arthritis under control, either through diet or medications. Men should have their prostrate checked regularly for prostrate issues and cancer. Women should have a mammogram every month.

Another thing that should be checked regularly, via a CT scan, is for aneurysms. Aneurysms can be present in both men and women, but are present in men five times more than in women. Risk factors include weight, diabetes, smoking and genes.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Disability Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Sheri Ann Richerson