Elderly Problems Questions & Answers

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2 1 Fri, 14 Feb 2020
My sister is 68 and finds she finds it hard to balance - she feels very wobbly when she walks, her legs feel stiff (hard to get in and out of the car), she is having tremors at night now (she has had tremors - essential tremors? - in the day time but never at night before), she has to urinate...
2 1 Thu, 7 Nov 2019
My brother is a 68 year old man who shows the following symptoms: extreme irratibility and anger, short memory, errectile disfunction, and impatience. He takes the following medications: lisinopril, tamsulosin, simvastatin, and cialis. Please tell what the problem ah be, my family is growing...
2 1 Tue, 5 Nov 2019
I am a male, 67 years old. On my left side leg i have a feeling like numbness ,at the beginning it starts with my fingers and now it has developed op to leg muscle. (below the knee) (About one year back i was suffering from sciatica on the same leg and now its ok after the treatments.) Help me..
2 1 Tue, 5 Nov 2019
I have slight swelling and redness on the top of my right foot. There is no pain--only very slight tenderness. I am 80 years old and in pretty good health other than having osteoporosis and some arthritis. Is it possibly a broken bone in my foot. The osteoarthritis is fairly significant at this...
2 1 Mon, 23 Sep 2019
Hello my name is XXXX. Im trying to get in contact with any doctor that may know how to help my grandmother, she has an auto immune disease that none of the doctors that she goes to knows how to treat. She is loosing her hearing at an alarming rate, she has fibromyalgia, has had part of her...
3 2 Sat, 21 Sep 2019
i am a 66YOWF typically very healthy and active. However, for 2 weeks i have had severe fatigue, myalgias, arthralgias, photophobia, chills and nausea. Flu swab was negative. Basic labs, vitals are all fine. this year i have had to have 3 spinal steroid injections. Last one was Sept 24 Differential?
2 1 Wed, 4 Sep 2019
father in law has been complaining on and off about armpit numbness. says it is annoying. Doctor took EKG and Nuclear Stress Test. ECG all good, Aortic valve working as it should. Dad is bothered by having this. Doctor said since he is 89 years old that Unless he wanted to go through many tests...
2 1 Sat, 31 Aug 2019
My ongoing symptoms are as follows very swollen rectum and vagina and abdomen throwing up everything except ice cream my age is 76 no one can figure it out and I am in such pain I cant live this way and don t know what to do I have been to every kind f specialist PLEASE HELP
2 1 Thu, 22 Aug 2019
i m 60 years old and started getting constipated in July. i took laxative 3 times since then to be able to have a bowel movement. besides that i had normal bowel movements. i have pain in my back and my blood glucose level was 138 in september. please let me know if you can give me some ideas
2 1 Wed, 21 Aug 2019
Hello Sir, I m 68 yrs old lady....My speech problem occurred while taking injection for taking out one of my teeth....In wrong nerve it inject....So from that day I can t say....MRI done....Now taking also medicines....Any other suggestion from our side.
2 1 Wed, 21 Aug 2019
My husband is 82. He is experiencing some symptoms of dementia. My concern in his behavior immediately upon rising. He experiences weakness, refuses to take his medicine (hides his pills, etc. in his mouth and won t swallow them) but all the while appears awake. He often will take a 1 - 2 hour...
2 1 Tue, 20 Aug 2019
My wife has had an issue with her balance and muscle weakness. She s 70 years old and has multiple sclerosis which has be pretty well controlled. In the last couple of days she has needed help with ambulation and today she was talking gibberish which resolved when she sat for some time. This is...
2 1 Wed, 14 Aug 2019
My 87 yr old mother has Asymptomatic UTI, they are not treating but says she’s very contagious. Not to use same bathroom etc. how contagious is she? We wanted to take her to spend night in hotel - she says we can’t share bathroom? So we can’t go.
2 1 Tue, 13 Aug 2019
I am 73 yrs old and In good health. In August I had cataract surgery. In September I had the other eye done. Both times, about 10-12 days after the surgeries, I came down with a rash which they suspected was due to some type of reaction After being put on steriod packs and topical cream, the rash...
2 1 Thu, 8 Aug 2019
Hello, My 82 year old single Uncle just had heart surgery but even before states he wants to die, he is agitated and is hateful to everyone then can be nice, a little. He knows what is going on and has had a psyche evaluation that said he was no threat to himself. He is in bed will not feed...
2 1 Mon, 5 Aug 2019
Hi I am 70 years old. I have been taking osphena for the last 3 years and would like to discontinue taking them now. My Dr took me down to 3 times a week, M, W and Fri. I have taken the Monday tab away, do I discontinue the rest now or keep going? Can you tell me how safely?
2 1 Mon, 5 Aug 2019
I am a 65 year old female. I have fallen 7 times in the last few months. Some of the falls were caused by my puppy, but, I should have been able to recover my balance before I went completely down. Now I am experiencing overall muscle pain, especially in my thighs and lower back. I found out that...
2 1 Thu, 1 Aug 2019
Good evening, My client who has dementia was complaining about the back of her head. She said it was hurting. I examined the back of her head right side. I felt like a round minor puffed up bump. She explained she was alright so i left it alone. Then about a half hour she was complaining about...
3 2 Tue, 30 Jul 2019
I have always been dizzy now that I am nearing 60 it is getting worse. I have been to an ENT person and nothing has been found. I have had the procedure that is supposed to loosen the crystals in your ears this did not help. I have osteopenia getting close to osteoporosis. If I fall I can break....
2 1 Tue, 23 Jul 2019
I have noticed rectal mucous secretions following a bowel movement for awhile, maybe a year or so. I attributed it to aging. I am 66. Recently (in the past month) there has been a change and there are always secretions, clear in color, unless I have recently had a bowel movement, when the...