The ageing population and the increased prevalence of long-term medical conditions have had a huge impact on the National health system such as cardiovascular, diabetes, kidney failure ... It’s important that we all have some knowledge about the most common medical conditions so that we are more prepared to deal with them if diagnosed. This includes understanding the condition itself, the treatments available, ways in-which to prevent the illness and how to live with it.

 Here’s our guide to the most widespread medical conditions that tend to affect older people.

The most common diseases in the elderly

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is an artery-narrowed and narrowed artery disease that can occur anywhere in the body and is a major cause of stroke and heart attack. and circulatory insufficiency in the lower legs with the elderly.

Stroke: The main cause is the loss of control of blood fats leading to a spike in cholesterol molecules, causing blockages and the loss of elasticity due to aging of blood vessels.

Diabetes: In the elderly, the cause of diabetes is due to impaired metabolic functions, especially carbohydrate metabolism disorders when the pancreatic insulin hormone is lacking or reducing the impact in the body, causing blood sugar levels in The blood is always high.

Osteoarthritis affects more than half of the elderly. The cartilage lining of the joints is worn out, and new bone can be made to hurt the joints, especially when moving. Joints of the knees, hands, spine, hips are common painful places.

The elderlies are easily susceptible to musculoskeletal disease.

A stroke is the third leading cause of death in the elderly and can cause a number of neurological damage such as hemiplegia, loss of vision, speech and impaired cognitive function.

High blood pressure is a very common disease in middle age and found in over 40% of people over 60 years of age.

Digestive disorders: Elderly people are easily susceptible to digestive disorders such as: mouth ulcers, indigestion, flatulence, bloating, constipation or loose.

Cataracts are common in 40% of people over 75 years of age and may have either one eye or both eyes. Mild illness can be corrected with glass. Severe can surgery instead of the lens.

Parkinson's disease: This is a common disease in people 65 years and older. Diseases caused by degeneration of some organizations in the brain cause symptoms such as: tremor of hands, slow movement, inflexibility, rigidity. There may be some symptoms such as: cognitive impairment, memory impairment, seizure, depression, ... This is a specific disease of the elderly, currently the cause and risk factors of sick. The disease progresses slowly in the direction of getting worse. In the severe stage, the patient will be severely limited movement, speechless, unable to move but only lying in one place. Therefore, the early diagnosis and timely treatment is very important to help slow the progression of the disease, prolong the normal operating time for patients. Parkinson's disease accounts for 2.1%.

Vestibular syndrome: Vestibular syndrome includes symptoms such as dizziness, confusion, dizziness, imbalance, convulsions, ringing in the ears, and ringing in the ears. Central communal house. Elderly people are prone to vestibular syndrome due to anemia to feed the vestibular organs - cochlea, anemia to the brain, the consequences of ear diseases (otitis media, ear trauma, mastoid otitis, ... ) from the previous period, ... People with vestibular syndrome if not treated promptly will be susceptible to complications such as ear damage affecting hearing and nerve damage (in case of vestibular syndrome central), trauma from falls, ... Prevalence of vestibular syndrome in the elderly is 2.0%.

How to prevent disease?

According to the recommendations of doctors and the government, in the complicated period of epidemics, the elderly stay at home, limit contact with others, limit crowds, wear masks when going out and In public places, regularly wash hands with soap, antiseptic solution, enhance nutrition, exercise, improve resistance.

In addition, patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney failure, ... need to closely monitor the disease as directed by the doctor. You can go to the hospital to have regular checkups, prevent the disease from progressing and recurring.

Currently, City International Hospital offers a comprehensive health screening service for the elderly with a wide range of services, from a general to a specialized screening. You refer to the general health examination packages, specialized medical screening packages right here.

Elderly people need to maintain nutrition and scientific practice to promote health.

For appointment or more information on specialty screenings and general checkup services provided,  please contact:

  • Ms. Võ Thị Mỹ Liên: (8428) 6280 3333, ext. 8424
  • Ms. Nguyễn Thị Lệ: (8428) 6280 3333, ext. 8402

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General disclaimer

 Always consult your doctor regarding any concern about your health. Your doctor will be in the best position to give the appropriate medical advice. For suspected undesirable drug reaction and seek medical attention immediately.