Diseases of old age. What are the most common ailments?

As we age, the human body changes certain properties, while the body slows down certain functions. Thus, the body is more vulnerable to health problems

and manifestations, often associated with aging. Here are the most common diseases of old age.

The diseases that can affect us in old age are both physical and mental. Their development also depends on their predisposition, lifestyle and personal habits, but aging is an important factor in their development.

Top 3 diseases of old age


High blood pressure is a disease of the cardiovascular system characterized by high blood pressure levels. For years, this pathology has remained one of the conditions with the most

high incidence and mortality in the world.

Various investigations show that its prevalence is 20% to 30% in the general population and 60% in patients over 60 years of age.

Similarly, high blood pressure is associated with a long list of heart conditions, including acute myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease and stroke.

The symptoms of this condition are usually silent and vague; however, some patients report dizziness, headache and palpitations, he writes DC Medical.


Osteoporosis is a degenerative pathology of bone tissue

characterized by chronic bone demineralization, fragility and loss of bone density. This is one of the most common diseases of old age, with an incidence of 25% for women over 45 years and 50% for women over 60 years.


Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by brain atrophy and nerve cell death. It is the leading cause of dementia in older adults, present in more than a third of patients over the age of 85.

Early manifestations of this condition include loss of memory of events

or recent situations. As the condition evolves, there is a deterioration in the patient’s behavior, thinking and social skills.

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