What are the Most Common Aging Health Issues Faced by Americans?

What are the Most Common Aging Health Issues Faced by Americans?

In 2016, the number of Americans over the age of 65 numbered just over 49 million, or 15.2% of the population. With one in seven Americans being over the age of retirement, it is essential that America’s elderly population be educated on different health concerns and modern preventative procedures. Since its foundation, New Hope Regeneration has helped numerous patients of all ages lessen their chronic pain and inflammation using state-of-the-art Infiniti Cell Therapy. New Hope Regeneration co-founder Kevin Lucas hopes to use his background and experience to share the most common health issues that develop as we age as well as ways to heal/prevent these issues. Below, Kevin Lucas will share some of the most common health issues for those over the age of 65, how they develop, and different care options. 

Arthritis 

Almost half of all adults over the age of 65 suffer from arthritis. Today, arthritis remains the United State’s number one cause of disability and can significantly decrease quality of life. The two types of arthritis include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is most commonly caused by inflammation of the joints due to cartilage and bone rubbing together and can cause acute pain and stiffness that may be exasperated with age. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body mistakenly attacks healthy joint tissue. Depending on the type of arthritis present, anti-inflammatory products and procedures can greatly improve arthritis’s symptoms and patient’s quality of life. 

Fall Injury 

As we get older, we have a greater chance of developing injuries such as broken bones, tissue trauma, or other severe injuries. There are many reasons the elderly are more likely to accrue injuries as they age, including impaired vision, adverse medical reactions, joint pain, limb numbness, dizziness, and low muscle strength. For this reason, family members must take additional precautions regarding their elderly family member’s health and care. One of the best ways to heal a fall injury and help in the development of new cells is New Hope Regeneration’s Infiniti Cell Therapy, developed to improve the body’s internal repair system. 

Osteoporosis 

Within the US, it is estimated that osteoporosis causes more than two million bone fractures each year. Older women are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis due to the loss of estrogen during menopause. During the five to seven years following menopause, studies have shown that women can lose up to 20% of their bone density. While a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent osteoporosis development as we age, for those already diagnosed with osteoporosis, utilizing Infiniti Cell Therapy may be an excellent way to replace bone density.