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What is the most common age related disease?

Somatic Disease and Multiple Chronic Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease. Cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death of older adults, although death rates have dropped in the last 20 years.
  • Hypertension.
  • Cancer.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions.

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Then, what is the most common disease in elderly?

According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the most common chronic diseases afflicting the elderly are:

  • Adult onset diabetes.
  • Arthritis.
  • Kidney and bladder problems.
  • Dementia.
  • Parkinson's disease.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Lung disease.
  • Cataracts.

One may also ask, at what age do most health problems start? Adeniran says women should start getting screened for colon cancer at age 50. From your 60s on, your health risks generally increase. At ages 60 through 80, much of the health problems women are at risk for in their 50s are the same — the risk just increases as time goes on.

Also question is, what are some age related diseases?

Examples of aging-associated diseases are atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, cataracts, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer's disease. The incidence of all of these diseases increases exponentially with age.

What are the two biggest common risk factors for age related disease?

Ageing as a Risk Factor for Disease. Age is the main risk factor for the prevalent diseases of developed countries: cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration.

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