When we're young, making friends is easy. We can make friends at school or on the playground without much effort. But as we get older, making friends gets a lot harder. Work and family takes over. You may feel like you don't have a lot of chances to make new friends. And not having friends can really take a toll on your health.
It's important to make sure you get enough fluids every day. That's not always easy, because as you get older you may lose your sense of thirst. Yet you need fluids to digest food and get rid of wastes. And you may need extra fluids if you're taking certain medications. Here are some easy ways to make sure you're getting enough.
As you get older, your body loses strength and durability. Your muscles begin to weaken. You may not be as steady on your feet. And you may develop vision problems or other medical conditions. These raise your risk of falling. Falls sometimes lead to serious injuries. But fortunately, there are some easy ways to prevent falls.
Where did I leave my keys? Did I remember to buy milk? What's the new neighbor's name? We've all experienced forgetfulness at some point, and mild forgetfulness isn't usually a cause for concern. If you're struggling with mild forgetfulness, there are some things you can do to help deal with it.
As you age, your brain changes. Some parts shrink. Brain cells don't communicate as well as they once did. You may have some mild forgetfulness, and trouble learning new things. This is normal. But some older people experience brain changes that are not normal. And memory loss can be a warning sign that something is wrong. So if you worry about your memory, or if loved ones are worried, you need to tell your doctor. Here's how to make the most of your doctor's appointment.
As you get older, you may notice that you forget things more often than you used to. This is a normal part of aging. But some older people have memory and thinking problems that aren't just forgetfulness. We call this "MCI." With MCI, you can still take care of yourself and do normal activities. But the changes in your brain may worry you.
Testosterone is a hormone made in men's testicles. It plays a role in sex drive. It also regulates things like hair growth and other typical male features. If your body isn't making as much testosterone as it should, we say you have "low testosterone." We also call it "low-T."