Age 70 and beyond are very important senior years, says Holly L. Thacker, MD, when women want to maintain their independence. The main causes of women entering nursing homes are memory loss, incontinence and a broken hip, so we want to carefully screen for blood pressure levels, bladder function and osteoporosis. Stroke is a concern for women over 70, so we need to make sure your heart and blood pressure are at healthy levels. We’ll make sure you maintain your good health by reevaluating the medications you’re on, and continue to screen for diabetes and thyroid conditions.
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