Getting old can be a wonderful experience - especially if you take care of yourself. You can watch your family grow up, and look back at all the memories of your childhood and life before you retired. There are some things you should look out for though. Check out these frequently asked questions (FAQs) to find out more.
Struggling to breathe?
Asthma is a long-term (chronic) disease of the respiratory system that affects the tubes carrying air to the lungs. Many people, young and old, suffer from this condition. Some don’t even know they have it. Have a look at these questions and answers to find out more about asthma.
And the pressure rises
Often called the silent killer, the only way you can really know if you suffer with high blood pressure is if you go for a simple test at your GP, or even a pharmacy. It's quick, easy and does not even involve any drawing of blood. But yet, there are still many questions that arise when it comes to this condition. Have a look at these interesting FAQs in our Hypertension Condition Centre.
Things going down on you?
Erectile dysfunction can be very debilitating to a couple's sex life. Erectile dysfunction (previously called impotence) is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is sufficient to ensure satisfactory sex for both partners. And just because you're getting older, it does not mean you shouldn’t be participating in sex. Any questions? Have a look at these FAQs.
The change of life
Menopause is a process whereby a woman's body moves into a distinct life phase, which has particular health issues, including hormonal changes. There are many questions regarding hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Look at these FAQs to find the answers.
An all-too familiar male cancer
This condition is common in South Africa: one in ten men will develop clinically significant prostate cancer in their lifetime. Stay informed about this health risk with these FAQs
Watch your bones
Osteoporosis affects the bones, making them brittle and less able to support the weight of your body. However, osteoporosis can be prevented with regular calcium intake. To find out more about the condition, its treatment and who gets it, have a look at these FAQs.
(Health24, November 2006)