Weight loss in elderly

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Avatar f tn ve been using yhis app for 2nd week now, 41 and had lost 25kgs. On my final mission to lose 10kgs to get to goal weight.
Avatar f tn My mother is an elderly woman(78) with no gall badder an recently has lost her husband of the last 45yrs and weight over a 150 pounds to boot Takes Meda for high blood pressure, and now has had problems with food digestion and constipation, what can she do?
649848 tn?1534633700 As many of you know, I deal with my elderly aunt on a daily basis, so that sort of keeps my schedule in turmoil. It does look like that may slow down a bit, though, over the coming weeks. We'll see. I've also done my best to continue walking on a daily basis, though with getting ready for Christmas, I did miss a couple of days - did lots of other "moving" around though, so not sure the walking would have made a huge difference.
649848 tn?1534633700 Another week gone by, and it's time once again to "go public". As some of you know, I've had some major changes to my life, with having to bring my elderly aunt to live in my house, so the past week has been pretty difficult. I'm hoping that things will settle into a routine soon, but in the meantime, the stress level is pretty high. My weight has been all over again, ranging from a low of 143 to a high of 148; this morning, when I weighed, I was 145.
1139187 tn?1355706647 Unfortunately, there are no magic bullets when it comes to losing weight. Healthy weight loss means taking in fewer calories than you burn in physical activity. Save your money for more fruits and vegetables, and a good pair of sneakers." There are also some supplements in the GHR1000, some of which may or may not be healthy, may or may not work.
649848 tn?1534633700 Well I am super happy with a 5lb weight loss this week - Im doing the Fat Loss For Idiots diet and it is working for me:)
Avatar m tn Would the concern with foul smelling breath in this case be that food is rotting in the lungs? He has a permanent feeding tube. I think you are right that the intestine and stomach were swollen and not functioning properly. The food was simply not being absorbed and then ended up going back up the esophagus and coughed out. He did not have a normal bowel movement for 10 days, so that cannot have helped flow through the intestines either. What is the recommended course in such cases?
Avatar m tn This happened to my 16 year old Terrier mix, he lost his muscles mass due to a diet of low in protein. His vet prescribed a low protein dog food to protect his kidneys. This was the worst thing she could have done. I've since learned that his kidneys were not that bad for his age, and these low protein diets do nothing to protect the kidneys or cure kidney disease in dogs. He lost so much weight and lost his hair. He became very weak, and lethergic.
Avatar m tn Hi Eamon, Unilateral headache may be due to migraine, ear, sinus or jaw infections, temporal arteritis. Pain on one side of the head, in an elderly patient, brought about or increased by cold and during night times can well be temporal arteritis. Other signs like anemia, fever and high ESR, weight loss, sweats also may be seen. This may be accompanied by pain in the neck, back. If your mother has any of the other symptoms, you must immediately consult your GP and ask to be investigated.
502065 tn?1329187519 Yeah, my idea is.... GO SEE AN ENT IMMEDIATELY!! preferably one specializing in the ear (an otologist or neuro-otologist). Don't wait for Monday, call your ear doctor's answering service at first light and explain what's happening; if you don't have an otologist already, I'd go to urgent care and make sure to get your hearing tested!! Sudden hearing loss should be considered a very urgent situation, especially since you've already lost hearing in one ear.
Avatar n tn When a dog loses appetite for more than a day or two, something is very much wrong. Loss of appetite in a dog as advanced in age as your Dally is something to be very concerned about. Don't wait and wonder - get to the vet as soon as possible!
Avatar f tn 2 or more, depending on their muscle development. In people with malnutrition, severe weight loss, and long standing illnesses the muscle mass tends to diminish over time and, therefore, their creatinine level may be lower than expected for their age" An abnormally high value can idicate a kidney disorder. You should contact your doctor to be evaluate and have any helath problems ruled out. Take care, Ken.
Avatar m tn Benzodiazepines also require special precaution if used by individuals that may be pregnant, alcohol- or drug-dependent, or may have comorbid psychiatric disorders. Clonazepam is generally not recommended for use in elderly people for insomnia due to its high potency relative to other benzodiazepines.
Avatar m tn Unfortunately without an examination by a veterinarian as well as various lab tests, helping your dog recover is going to be difficult. Severe weight loss, vomiting, and diarrhea can be many conditions including certain cancers, conditions of the pancreas, inflammatory bowel disease, organ disease, toxin etc. Hamburger and rice only helps for mild cases of upset stomachs due to "something they ate". It sounds like your dog is suffering right now and so a visit to a vet is urgent.
Avatar m tn Delayed recognition may also occur when atypical symptoms such as headache, weight loss, periodic paralysis, or nausea and vomiting dominate the clinical picture. Elderly patients may present with apathetic thyrotoxicosis typified by weight loss and the absence of sympathomimetic symptoms and signs.
Avatar m tn If you are overweight or obese, work to slowly lose weight — no more than 1 or 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week. Ask your doctor for help devising a weight loss strategy that will work for you. Avoid tight-fitting clothing. Clothes that fit tightly around your waist put pressure on your abdomen and the lower esophageal sphincter. Avoid foods that trigger heartburn. Everyone has specific triggers.
Avatar f tn Not too long ago my grandpa started getting night memory loss. Only at night though. Some people think it might be dementia. At night he starts moving his arms around. He even talks to himself or just talks. He already went to the doctor but they didn't know what it was.
Avatar m tn The MRSA would explain the weakness, chills, and sweating, and loss of appetite, but the surgeries contribute to the weight loss and weakness a well. A weight loss is common for elderly patients who enter the hospital for long periods of time after undergoing procedures such as this. I would, at this point, have faith in the doctors in that they are taking care of her and doing their best to get her well and out of the hospital and home again.
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Avatar m tn t perfect...but I DO have a problem with the idea that the elderly are purposely overmedicated in LTC facilities as a way for them to "behave" and be compliant so that they require less care. And, just btw, OSHA has nothing to do with these kinds of regulations whatsoever. Ive observed state surverys...they leave no stone unturned. If something is documented...it better have been done...or the facility ends up with whopping citations, which is the last thing they want.
Avatar n tn if you go I mean soak more than one pad per hour for a few (3) hours in a row please dont wait ,,rush to the nearset emergency room especially in the elderly this amt of bleeding is very dangerous.Your blood preesure drops corresponding with blood loss. It could be an extremely life or death situation.
4869626 tn?1365362198 //www.medhelp.org/posts/Weight-Loss--Dieting/Sunday-Weigh-In---May-5--2013/show/1942182 Congratulations on your 4 lbs loss; that's awesome.
Avatar n tn I was curious as to whether or not you could speak to her physician on getting her into a rehabilitation facility. They wouldn't do a drip to wean her on pain meds, but they could work with her on weight loss (which if its a significant amt, I'm sure is contributing to her pain.) Physical therapy would not only assist in weight, but strength, mobility and they also can do quite abit in the aspect of pain control.