- Turning 50 is a milestone and while many people are in their prime, you may begin to experience some health changes.
- Individuals who are 50 and older should be on the lookout for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Your chances of developing cancer, lung disease, hearing loss, and vision changes also greatly increase with age. All the more reason to get the necessary medical screenings.
Turning 50-years old is a huge milestone in life. Many people are in the prime of their life and begin to think about what their future holds. One aspect of the 50+ life that some people don’t think about is the health changes they’ll encounter.
There are several common health problems many people will experience as a 50-year-old. We are here to explain those problems and give you the information you’ll need to know what to expect and how to tackle the problems head-on. Keep reading to learn more.
High cholesterol can cause the buildup of plaque on the inside of your blood vessels. This causes those vessels to narrow and can break off causing a stroke or heart attack. Cholesterol levels generally increase with age and it’s something that your doctor will be on the lookout for when you turn 50.
Since high cholesterol causes no signs or symptoms it’s important that you are always aware of its possibility. Eating a heart-healthy diet, exercising, and regular doctor visits to check your cholesterol can help you avoid serious consequences.