Middle age the time to pay more attention to your health
Middle Age - The Time to Pay More
Attention to Your Health
Staying fit in middle age can help protect your health in
old age. An advanced healthcare center could help with
The health needs of middle-aged people are complex. They
have long passed the vibrant stage of youth and are in the
final stages of adulthood, hastening towards old age. The
wear and tear experienced by the body in all these years of
existence begins to make its presence felt. The bones begin
to show signs of overuse and the nerves and muscles get
It’s the joints of the body that are particularly vulnerable.
Arthritis is a major concern, with almost half of the elderly
being affected by it, probably as a result of an active life of
sports and activity. Arthritis affects regular walking and
thereby interferes with routine activities. Weight
management is very essential to reduce the load placed on
the knees. Exercising on a regular basis is important.
The risk of falls also keeps increasing as you grow older.
Accentuating this risk is osteoporosis - the lowering of
bone mass with age - which affects women more.
Osteoporosis, though, is not directly related to the ageing
process. A healthy lifestyle can prevent the onslaught of
osteoporosis or reduce its effects. Each year, over a third of
adults aged 65 or more experience at least one fall. In many
of these cases, weakness as a result of osteoporosis is the
cause of fall.
The fact that 20% to 30% of people who fall experience
decreased independence and mobility makes fall prevention
for middle-aged individuals very important. Before they
reach old age, they need to manage their health and habits
to prevent falls and promote quality of life when they reach
the final stage of their lives. Regulating alcohol and soda
intake as well as foods having significant acidic content,
avoiding smoking, and consuming foods rich in calcium
can help strengthen the bones.
How an Advanced Healthcare Center Can Help
A multi-specialty healthcare center can help rehabilitate
middle-aged individuals suffering from pain, problems with
joints, and other issues. Leading centers have team of
experienced medical professionals that utilizes proven,
state-of-the-art treatment modalities to offer a wide array of
healthcare services including pain management,
chiropractic care and advanced orthopedics for smoother
and quicker rehabilitation.
Orthopedic services in a multi-specialty healthcare
center generally include sports medicine, and
treatment of injuries involving the spine, foot and
ankle, hip and knee as well as elbow, shoulder and
hand. Advanced diagnostic methods such as MRIs, CT
scans and X-rays are utilized to accurately identify the
root cause of the pain, inflammation or discomfort so
that right treatment can be provided.
• Pain Management
Pain management procedures involve the use of
various modalities, depending on the seriousness and
extent of the injury. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical
Nerve Stimulation), NSAIDs, analgesics, muscle
relaxants, narcotic medications, antidepressants and
anti-convulsants, surgical electrotherapy,
prolotherapy, radiofrequency radio ablation and
injections are some of the modalities that form part of
advanced pain management services.
• Chiropractic Manipulation
Chiropractic manipulation helps correct misaligned
joints and spinal issues, and restores proper
functioning. It is a safe hands-on treatment that helps
build up the natural healing powers of the body
without surgery or excessive medication, and treat a
host of musculoskeletal disorders.
Leading healthcare centers also offer physical therapy and
other modalities as part of their rehabilitation services.
With these treatment options, multi-specialty healthcare
centers help middle-aged individuals improve the quality
of life and look forward to a healthy and active old age.
Posted by HealthQuest