Women in Their 70s: Seniors Can Stay Strong (Video)

Maintaining good health habits for seniors

woman in her 70s smiling

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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Holly L. Thacker, MD

Holly L. Thacker, MD, Director of the Center for Specialized Women's Health and Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health, is nationally known for her leadership in women's health.