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Healthy Living Behavior, Minimization Of Degenerative Diseases In Elderly

Elderly is someone who has reached the age of more than 60 years, where at this age, they experience the aging process. Aging is a natural process that cannot be avoided, runs continuously and continuously which in turn will cause anatomical, physiological and biochemical changes in the body so that it affects the functions and abilities of the body as a whole.

This results in changes in the elderly, both physiological, functional, psychological, and cognitive. These changes, especially physical changes, are not pathological, but can make the elderly more susceptible to several diseases. The elderly will slowly and progressively lose endurance and experience degenerative diseases. These conditions are also influenced by health conditions, lifestyle, stressors, and the environment.

Examples of physiological changes and diseases experienced by the elderly include osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, respiratory disorders, nervous disorders, digestive disorders, etc.

However, this can be minimized the severity of the disease, or slow the onset of the degenerative disease in several ways, one of which is by implementing healthy lifestyle behaviors such as regular exercise, consuming nutritious food, getting enough rest, avoiding cigarettes and alcoholic beverages, managing stress well, and conduct regular medical check-ups, such as routine health screening, at least every 6 months.

Health screening can be done easily through the mDoc application where you only need to fill out a form to get the results of the initial health screening which can be followed by consulting a doctor to review your health condition.