Age-related physical debility

The process of growing old and showing the effects of time

Symptoms of Age-related physical debility

The following features are indicative of Age-related physical debility:
  • inability to walk
  • limited mobility
  • less dexterity
  • low stamina

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Common Causes of Age-related physical debility

The following are the most common causes of Age-related physical debility:
  • advanced age
  • aspiration pneumonia
  • stroke

Risk Factors for Age-related physical debility

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Age-related physical debility:
  • older adults

Prevention of Age-related physical debility

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Age-related physical debility. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • by doing physical activity regularly

Occurrence of Age-related physical debility

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Age-related physical debility cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Age-related physical debility most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged > 50 years

Common Gender

Age-related physical debility can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Age-related physical debility

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Age-related physical debility:
  • Physical examination: To detect any swelling in the neck, tonsil region, under the arms, on or near the elbows, and in the groin
  • Biopsy: To confirm the diagnosis of /Angioimmunoblastic_T-cell_lymphoma
  • Blood tests: To evaluate the number and appearance of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets
  • liver enzyme study: To measure levels of the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
  • Imaging procedures: To help detect enlargement of certain lymph nodes or the spread of malignancy to certain organs
  • PET scan: To check the functionality of certain tissues and organs

Complications of Age-related physical debility if untreated

Yes, Age-related physical debility causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Age-related physical debility is left untreated:
  • chronic diseases
  • decreased functional mobility

Self-care for Age-related physical debility

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Age-related physical debility:
  • Regular physical activity: Helps to reduces risk of age-related physical debility

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Age-related physical debility.
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