Lack of exposure to sunlight and insufficient kidney function might decrease the concentration. Conclusion: Porous bones or in other words osteoporosis is a common disease and has become a big public problem as the numbers of elderly people in population are growing. It not only disrupts the microarchitecture of the bone but it also reduces the bone tissue as well. At specific sites like hip or spines or even wrist it performs its action by increasing the fracture risk. It happens not only among women but it also affects men and young people as well.
This is all linked through psychological changes and how the individual copes with elderly life. Physical changes- As people age there are many changes that mainly happen to the appearance of the person such as wrinkles, skin becoming thinner and less elastic. However changes also happen within the body like bones becoming less dense and more likely to break or fracture joints also become stiffer which causes bones to become thinner. The physical height of a person will decrease the cartilage between bones and joints will deteriorate which causes the leg joints and backbone to become compressed. Women are more at risk of having decreased bone strength due to the lack of oestrogen following the menopause.
Before a woman begins to look extremely thin, damage has already began inside the body. Most young women stop having a menstrual cycle well before serious weight loss sets in. This can have a long term effect on their ability to have children. Bone loss can occur as soon as six months after anorexic behavior begins. Bone loss is the most irreversible attribute of Anorexia.
Elderly Healthcare Erin Nichols SOC 100 December 20, 2011 Elderly Healthcare Health care and maintenance is the prime fear for the elderly. The elder population in the United States receive diagnosis of at least one continuing ailment; however, only a small amount of these conditions are a threat to life or necessitate treatment by a medical professional. The effects of health problems can reduce the quality of life for the elderly population. A majority of the older generation in the United States has impairments from inflammation and pain stemming from arthritis, and visual or hearing losses. These impairments can hinder and delay the routine of completing daily responsibilities.
This is done through phoning her doctor and also paramedic attention that can then control this situation. This response is needed as she is very frail and vulnerable and simple accidents can cause her more physical harm than that of a younger woman. For example an elderly person can easily break a bone or hip from failing which can have a huge impact on their independence. The reason why I have listed this response first is because I believe the health and well being is the most
Demographic Paper Target the aging population Cheryl Etchison HCS/490 Cindy Perkins December 23, 2013 The elderly, a population of people whose healthcare needs make up a vast majority of people in the United States that has the greatest impact on the needs in healthcare. Everyday someone is diagnosed with a condition that is prevalent among the elderly population called dementia. Dementia is a debilitating condition that effects the brain to where it does not function properly anymore. And these people come to a point where they are no longer able to take care of themselves, not because they care physically unable to but because they cannot remember how to to perform simple tasks because the brain is slowly deteriorating. Most often this is in the form of Alzheimer’s disease that can be diagnosed as early as 40 and rarely earlier but most often in people 50 and older.
For female athletes, calcium intake is of particular concern. Excessive training—more than seven hours per week—may cause hormonal declines in young girls that can stop menstruation. This hormonal decline also compromises bone formation, possibly leading to premature, irreversible osteoporosis.  Recent research shows that male endurance athletes of all ages experience testosterone deficits that also can cause osteoporosis.  Athletes should monitor their calcium intake.
With life-expectancy increasing, this problem is only going to get worse. I was interested in the parallel problems in the field of nursing and the field of education – many of the problems and proposed solutions in nursing and teaching are quite similar – not enough incoming workers to replace retiring ones, a need to reduce case loads/class sizes and increase salaries, and a need to improve working conditions. One point Underwood brings up remains a problem, though. She explains that there is a problem of shrinking resources at nursing schools and indicated that in 2004, “understaffed nursing schools had to turn away more than 32,000 qualified applicants.” These numbers show that there IS a population of people who DO want to become nurses. However, changing the working environment, increasing salaries and reducing workloads for nurses in the field is not going to change whatever problem is causing the shortage of qualified faculty at nursing schools, so that is a serious problem that will need attention as
Female Athlete Triad is a serious health issue that involves disordered eating, low bone mass, and amenorrhea (cessation of the menstrual cycle) in female athletes. The condition is most common in sports that stress leanness, such as cross country running, gymnastics, and figure skating. In the past 25 years, much has been learned about symptoms, risk factors, causes, and treatment strategies for Female Athlete Triad. Studies involving different types of athletes have provided valuable information that has helped many physically active women avoid the health problems of this condition. Low-calorie diets are usually the first sign of eating disorders.
Along the time, it builds up causing damage to your kidneys, nerves, heart, eyes and other organs. One out every three people with diabetes is unaware they have this condition. Risk factors for type 1 diabetes, is most commonly diagnosed in people under the age of 20, this is not always the case, and it is often also linked to being overweight. Research at the Harvard School of Public Health showed that the single best predictor of type 1 diabetes is being obese or overweight. Although, the primary risk factor for type 1 diabetes is family history of the lifelong chronic disease.