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Healthy ageing overview

People are living longer these days. With today’s medical advances, many adults are celebrating good health along with greater longevity. It’s important to be aware of the many components of senior health, including physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being. With healthy lifestyle habits, plenty of exercise and activities, and strong social support, many senior citizens can look forward to personal fulfilment and a long life.

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Weight loss 'not a normal part of ageing'

Losing weight as you get older is not a normal part of the ageing process and could be a sign of malnutrition or a serious health problem, say experts.

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Milestone medical tests for women in their 50s

Entering the 50s means the menopause for most women, and it is one of life's milestones where it is worth taking stock of your health.



Many important tests are available from the NHS to screen for health conditions and to help prevent others.



Book an appointment with your GP to find out what would be best for you.

Thyroid hormone test

Your thyroid, that innocuous looking gland in your neck, is the body's powerhouse, producing hormones needed for metabolism. Ageing and disease, such as an overactive immune system, can wreak havoc causing the thyroid gland to produce too much or too little of its hormones. Talk to your doctor if you have unexplained symptoms - he or she might recommend a blood test to check your thyroid.

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