A lot of physical changes are seen in men and women in their fifties. Here in this article we shall discuss some of them so that people nearing their fifties can be aware of them and take precautionary measures accordingly.
The most common condition that people in their fifties face is osteoarthritis. These affect women more than men and this usually starts in women after menopause. This happens due to the breakdown of the cartilages that are present in the joints. These are mostly seen to affect the knees and hips.
A lot of people in their fifties are affected by gout. This happens when you have a kidney that is not functioning properly. This happens when there is a buildup of uric acid and there is a throbbing pain in the big toe. Obese people are more likely to suffer from this condition.
Foot pain and foot ailments are common problems among individuals in their fifties. A bony growth or misaligned bone in the bottom of the big toe or occasionally on the little toe can occur. Finally, the big toe might bend abnormally towards the little toes. This can end up causing a lot of pain.
Many people in their fifties suffer from foot problems like foot ulcers, blood circulation issues, pain in the arches, tendonitis, benign nerve development, etc. All these result from wearing the wrong kind of shoes, wear and tear, faulty posture, etc.
People in their fifties have been seen to suffer from Alzheimer's disease. The first onset of the disease is seen in people in their fifties. About five percent of Alzheimer's patients are found in people in their fifties.
Women in their fifties are seen to suffer more from ovarian cancer. While ovarian cancer can strike women at any age, it is mostly found to attack women in their fifties.
People in their fifties have also been found to have gum problems. Gum problems like bleeding gums and bad breath affect people in their fifties. Some people also end up losing their teeth in their fifties.