Depression symptoms men elderly

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572651 tn?1531002957 I too think women are dismissed very often. But, as we know, it absolutely happens to men. I also think that there is a lot of advertisement where women's health is concerned, warning signs, commercials, etc., however, when you finally decide to go to the Dr. for it to get a good check, it's as if they've not been see the ads, read the articles, etc., (especially where the heart is concerned). I don't understand it, but it does seem disproportionate to me. Why is this?
Avatar n tn Dear John, These must be difficult times for you, "DON'T GIVE UP HOPE". You are probably suffering from Major Depression. If you are feeling suicidal or homicidal go to the nearest Emergency Room. Treatment is available to help you. The following is a brief discription of Major Depresssion including treatment strategies. MAJOR DEPRESSION Major depressions are probably based on some as of yet poorly defined biochemical imbalance in the brain.
Avatar m tn In a recent Korean study, men taking 320 mg of saw palmetto daily saw their BPH symptoms decrease by 50 percent after 1 year.
Avatar f tn These compounded hormones do not affect fertility, they are not for birth control purposes, but can certainly help with excessive, irregular bleeding, depression, menopause symptoms and other hormonal imbalances. My heart goes out to all you having problems with the pill. I have a 20 year old, 4 months on the pill, experiencing constant anxiety and depression with anger and bouts of crying over small things. I am helping her find alternatives.
Avatar n tn The problem is sometimes those pregnancy symptoms are an awful lot like period symptoms (it's a bummer that nature works that way). But either way, I started having sore breasts and slight nausea within about a week or so after my IUI. The IUI worked and I did get pregnant... so although everyone is different, the symptoms started rather early for me. We'll cross our fingers for you and hopefully you'll have some good news in a week or so!
636290 tn?1224189746 Too bad that I didn't find this site when I could track my symptoms daily. Nevertheless, I have so very many post tx symptoms that I have decided to track them, so that I can see the progress as I make it. It is difficult sometimes when one is in the throes of a bad situation to be objective enough to see if there is a difference between, say, last month and last week.
Avatar m tn Nevertheless, further analysis of blood samples from the study (above) found that elderly depression is characterized by very low levels of omega-3s, in particular EPA, in red blood cell membranes compared to those in healthy individuals and that EPA-rich supplementation restored EPA concentrations to normal values.
Avatar m tn Nevertheless, further analysis of blood samples from the study (above) found that elderly depression is characterized by very low levels of omega-3s, in particular EPA, in red blood cell membranes compared to those in healthy individuals and that EPA-rich supplementation restored EPA concentrations to normal values.
401095 tn?1351395370 WHAT THEY DO IN THE BODY Background About this chapter The benzodiazepines Potency Speed of elimination Duration of effects Therapeutic actions of benzodiazepines Mechanisms of action Adverse effects of benzodiazepines Oversedation Drug interactions Memory impairment Paradoxical stimulant effects Depression, emotional blunting Adverse effects in the elderly Adverse effects in pregnancy Tolerance Dependence Therapeutic dose dependence Prescribed high dose dependence Recreational
Avatar m tn It is this free type that does all the work reducing obesity, preventing depression and slashing the risk of heart disease, among other things. Research has shown that men with low testosterone levels double their risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, since low testosterone levels increase belly fat — which is closely linked to this syndrome. Lack of testosterone can also decrease libido, cause erectile dysfunction, spur osteoporosis and lead to a loss of muscle tone and mass.
469720 tn?1388149949 Statistics show that up to 25% of insured children are on some medication (asthma, attention deficit and diabetes are the most common condition) Medication Usage 51% of all insured Americans (including children) take at least one prescription drug 20% of insured Americans take three or more Rx drugs 75% of older adults take one or more Rx drugs 25% of older adults take five or more meds on a regular basis (28% of women and 22% of men) The fact that many older Americans are on long term medica
Avatar m tn I am an 18 year old male and I have been suffering with a lot of symptoms for the past 4 years. It has quickly gotten much worse, and I have had so many tests with no answers. Recently, I had some bloodwork done which might point towards a possible thyroid or adrenal issue. I'm hoping that by posting my results, I may receive some answers to some of this funky labwork (posted below).
Avatar m tn My psychiatrist uses Remeron not so much as an anti-depressant in the elderly with dementia, but because it gets pretty much anyone to eat. Many demented elderly stop eating, but on Remeron they do. I think this is a very tough area, where often the patient can't advocate for themselves and doctors don't always ask the family until afterward. Then when they come off they go into withdrawal, which we know docs ignore, and they're helpless.
Avatar m tn A study published in 2000 examined the relationship between diet and SHBG, and found that “diets low in protein in elderly men [40-70 years old] may lead to elevated SHBG levels and decreased testosterone availability. The decrease in bioavailable testosterone can then result in declines in sexual function and muscle and red cell mass, and contribute to the loss of bone density.”22 3. Soy and fish oil keep estrogen and SHBG in check.
8902399 tn?1400775642 I have bipolar disorder and was extremely happy when we were together. I am in deep depression now. I don't work, and live with my 84 year old mom. That relationship was the only escape I had from this prison.
Avatar n tn My father in law has all symptoms to prove that he has dementia. Except for he has high B12 level and the MRI test was perfect. What is it then.
Avatar f tn Please explain why ALS is possible at his age. He's so young. Do TIAs have different symptoms in the young adult than the elderly? I have considered university health maybe through University of Kansas. How does one get into that system? Does his PCP need to recommend him? She seems to think all his symptoms are conversion disorder. So does his neurologist. And his ex-psychiatrist thinks he's lying.
Avatar n tn She has worked with the elderly and also meds.The problems she has been having for the past few years are as follows.She is depressed.
Avatar m tn Yes, I understand. The psychical symptoms are awful. It really is hard to believe that anxiety and depression can be the cause of all those aches and pains. It can though. It would be great if you could get back in to working out. It can really help with stress.
Avatar m tn Probably 10% to 20% of the elderly are deficient in B 12.1-4 This may be because older people have lower levels of stomach acid. The vitamin B 12 in our food comes attached to proteins and must be released by acid in the stomach in order to be absorbed. When stomach acid levels are low, we don't absorb as much vitamin B 12 from our food. Fortunately, vitamin B 12 supplements don't need acid for absorption and should, therefore, get around this problem.
Avatar m tn Nevertheless, further analysis of blood samples from the study (above) found that elderly depression is characterized by very low levels of omega-3s, in particular EPA, in red blood cell membranes compared to those in healthy individuals and that EPA-rich supplementation restored EPA concentrations to normal values.
Avatar m tn I can't let myself get too excited this time because the relapse was too devastating and I don't want to set myself up for that type of depression again.
Avatar f tn I was an Administrator at a 52-bed community for the elderly; specializing in Alzheimer's and other dementias. In the four years I did this, I did what has always been who I am, I put my whole heart and self into caring for others. The difference this time was that these beautiful men and women would never get better, and worse, they died. I dealt with death everyday in one way shape or form. To watch another human being waste away physically and decline mentally is a terrible thing.
Avatar m tn The prostate is like the g-spot on the man and causes explosive orgasms. A lot of men know this, hetrosexual men. And a lot of women help them achieve this during sexual play. I think it is fine under the right circumstances as long as the man is careful.
Avatar f tn I've had severe depression from vitamin B12 deficiency but at the time didn't know the symptoms I had were due to depression. I also had suicidal thoughts which shows up when serotonin deficiency is rock bottom. Are you taking thyroid medication? Have you had any tests for Cushings?
649848 tn?1534637300 When treated with T3 and time-released T3 (as opposed to T4 only), these patients can see significant improvement in symptoms such as fatigue, depression, weight gain and obesity, heart failure, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol levels, and other chronic conditions. When treatment is individualized and properly monitored, these patients can enjoy improved health and a greater quality of life.
Avatar f tn I know exactly what you mean about the depression I have had it since I was very young and it seemed to get so much worse but try to stay positive. Do you like to listen to music or watch comedies? I found that helped. You can do it YOU are a strong person! There are great people on here to help you so keep posting and that is awesome you will start tomorrow!
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Avatar f tn Statin drugs are appropriate for men, women, children and the elderly. FACT: The only group in which statins have been shown to have even a modest effect is in middle-aged men who’ve already had a heart attack. If you’re not in that group, you’ve got no business on a statin drug." - 8 Cholesterol Myths Your Doctor Still Believes.
Avatar n tn SEE: on depression and HCV - not treatment, the disease. "Summary: Implications for Clinical Practice * Prevalence of depressive disorders is increased in HCV-infected individuals when compared with the general population. Reported prevalence rates for depression range from 24% to 70% in HCV-infected patients vs 6% to 10% in the general population.