Severe Hearing Loss: Questions for Your Doctor
If you deal with severe hearing loss, your health care team can help you understand your condition and your treatment options. This handy guide provides you with questions to ask and information to share with your health care team.
Top 10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+
The 10 most important screenings, exams, and vaccinations you need in your 50s and up, to stay healthy and on the move
Generic Drugs: Answers to Common Questions
WebMD has the answers to common questions about generics: are they as safe as brand-name drugs, are there any differences between generics and brand-names, why are generics so much cheaper than brand-name drugs, and more.
Medical Tests for Your 60s and Up
Here are the key medical tests you should have in your 60s, including a bone density scan, hearing exam, colon exam, prostate exam, and mammogram.
Milestone Medical Tests in Your 50s
Learn the important medical tests to get in your 50s, including thyroid tests, colon and rectal exams, PSA and prostate tests, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol exams.
Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Common Physical Changes in Women
Most physical changes take place after menopause and are the result of decreased estrogen levels. These changes can be altered if a woman is taking hormone therapy.It may take longer for a woman to become sexually excited.A woman's skin may feel more sensitive and irritable, making caressing and skin - to - skin contact less pleasurable.The walls of the vagina become thinner and drier and are more
Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted diseases, also known as STDs or venereal diseases, are infections passed from person to person through sexual intercourse, genital contact, or contact with semen, vaginal fluids, or blood.
Frailty in Older Adults - Topic Overview
What is frailty?Growing older often means getting tired faster and moving slower than before. But some older people become very weak, and everyday activities become hard to do. This may be a health problem called frailty. Frailty is more than just slowing down. An older adult may be frail if a combination of these two things is happening:The person feels very weak and tired. He or she has no energy.The person has been losing weight without trying.What happens when an older adult becomes frail?People who are frail may have trouble doing everyday tasks—going shopping, getting dressed, getting in or out of bed, or using the toilet. They may feel weak and off-balance and worry about falling.Experts think frailty develops because of changes in how the body works. These body changes are more likely to happen when a person has certain other health problems, such as diabetes or dementia. These other health problems can cause frailty to get worse quickly.People who are frail are more likely
Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Topic Overview
Sex and sexuality communicate a great deal: affection, love, esteem, warmth, sharing, and bonding. These gifts are as much the right of older adults as of those who are much younger.Two aspects of sexuality are covered in this topic: the changes that come with aging, and suggestions on how to adjust to these changes.In most healthy adults, pleasure and interest in sex do not diminish with age. ...
50+ Guide - Common Physical Changes in Men
A man's sexual response begins to slow down after age 50. However, a man's sexual drive is more likely to be affected by his health and his attitude about sex and intimacy than by his age.It may take longer to get an erection, and more time needs to pass between erections.Erections will be less firm. However, a man who has good blood flow to his penis will be able to have erections that are firm .