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Senior Health Articles

Canada’s senior women must maintain their regular feminine health screenings to ensure early detection of feminine cancers. Women who have
three negative tests for cervical cancer between age 50 and 64 are considerably less likely to get the disease in the next 20 years.

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Hyperthyroidism in Canada’s seniors: according to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition of one type or another! Of those, as many as 50% are undiagnosed!

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What Canada’s seniors need to know about Glaucoma: More than 400,000 Canadians, and over 67 million people worldwide have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t even know they have it.

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Senior over-medication: 30–40% of Canada’s seniors take 5 or more medications on a regular basis. Of that group, about 10% of them take 10 or more drugs. Overmedication and taking multiple medications (technically called polypharmacy), are common and increasing to epidemic proportions among the senior population.

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At least 1 in 8 Canadians seniors suffer from urinary incontinence according to a Stats Canada report. Bladder incontinence is a highly prevalent disease that not only affects a senior’s health, but impacts their daily lives emotionally, socially, and economically.

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