10 Things Everyone Over 50 Needs to Know About Strokes

  • Posted on: 23 April 2019
  • By: jleff
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Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., so it's important to understand what it is, what can cause it and what the warning signs are.
Long Description: 

I recently found out that a friend of my husband's had a stroke a few weeks ago.

That jolted me, big time.

Although we are in this so-called midlife, after all—and I'm fully aware that health risks increase with age—I suppose I don't feel that we're "old enough" for something like this to happen.

But that way of thinking is faulty, and this is proof.

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10 Things Everyone Over 50 Needs to Know About Strokes

  • Posted on: 23 April 2019
  • By: jleff
Author/Experts
Pull Quote: 
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., so it's important to understand what it is, what can cause it and what the warning signs are.
Long Description: 

I recently found out that a friend of my husband's had a stroke a few weeks ago.

That jolted me, big time.

Although we are in this so-called midlife, after all—and I'm fully aware that health risks increase with age—I suppose I don't feel that we're "old enough" for something like this to happen.

But that way of thinking is faulty, and this is proof.

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Asthma: It's Different When You're Older

  • Posted on: 2 April 2019
  • By: jleff
Author/Experts
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Asthma can develop for the first time in midlife. Triggers that might never have bothered you before can now be a problem, and the symptoms can be more serious for adults.
Long Description: 

There are many health conditions that are usually diagnosed in younger women, but if you think you're out of the woods because you've made it this far without having asthma, sorry, you're not. Asthma can strike at any age.

Many people wrongly think that asthma is a childhood condition, and if they've not had it before, they won't develop it in midlife.

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Asthma: It's Different When You're Older

  • Posted on: 2 April 2019
  • By: jleff
Author/Experts
Pull Quote: 
Asthma can develop for the first time in midlife. Triggers that might never have bothered you before can now be a problem, and the symptoms can be more serious for adults.
Long Description: 

There are many health conditions that are usually diagnosed in younger women, but if you think you're out of the woods because you've made it this far without having asthma, sorry, you're not. Asthma can strike at any age.

Many people wrongly think that asthma is a childhood condition, and if they've not had it before, they won't develop it in midlife.

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Asthma: It's Different When You're Older

  • Posted on: 2 April 2019
  • By: jleff
Author/Experts
Pull Quote: 
Asthma can develop for the first time in midlife. Triggers that might never have bothered you before can now be a problem, and the symptoms can be more serious for adults.
Long Description: 

There are many health conditions that are usually diagnosed in younger women, but if you think you're out of the woods because you've made it this far without having asthma, sorry, you're not. Asthma can strike at any age.

Many people wrongly think that asthma is a childhood condition, and if they've not had it before, they won't develop it in midlife.

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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

  • Posted on: 30 March 2019
  • By: helen
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I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.
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I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

By Kathy S. 

When I was 15 years old, from an outsider’s perspective, I was a typical teenager. I was on the pom pom squad, had a little group of friends, and I dealt with normal adolescent issues, including weight gain that can occur during puberty. Normal adolescent weight gain became a big deal to me. I decided I was going to lose weight, but for me that did not mean going on diet and focusing on exercise. For me, that meant severely restricting my food intake.. 

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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

  • Posted on: 30 March 2019
  • By: helen
Pull Quote: 
I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.
Long Description: 
I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

By Kathy S. 

When I was 15 years old, from an outsider’s perspective, I was a typical teenager. I was on the pom pom squad, had a little group of friends, and I dealt with normal adolescent issues, including weight gain that can occur during puberty. Normal adolescent weight gain became a big deal to me. I decided I was going to lose weight, but for me that did not mean going on diet and focusing on exercise. For me, that meant severely restricting my food intake.. 

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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

  • Posted on: 30 March 2019
  • By: helen
Pull Quote: 
I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.
Long Description: 
I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

By Kathy S. 

When I was 15 years old, from an outsider’s perspective, I was a typical teenager. I was on the pom pom squad, had a little group of friends, and I dealt with normal adolescent issues, including weight gain that can occur during puberty. Normal adolescent weight gain became a big deal to me. I decided I was going to lose weight, but for me that did not mean going on diet and focusing on exercise. For me, that meant severely restricting my food intake.. 

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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

  • Posted on: 30 March 2019
  • By: helen
Pull Quote: 
I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.
Long Description: 
I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

By Kathy S. 

When I was 15 years old, from an outsider’s perspective, I was a typical teenager. I was on the pom pom squad, had a little group of friends, and I dealt with normal adolescent issues, including weight gain that can occur during puberty. Normal adolescent weight gain became a big deal to me. I decided I was going to lose weight, but for me that did not mean going on diet and focusing on exercise. For me, that meant severely restricting my food intake.. 

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