Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Senior Health Overview

What is senior health?
Senior health refers to the physical conditions and mental disorders that affect people over the age of 60. Although seniors suffer from acute illnesses, chronic illnesses are common in seniors. Acute illnesses are usually short-lived infections or injuries, while chronic illnesses are long-standing diseases that cannot be cured.

What are the symptoms that occur in seniors?
Senior health symptoms depend on the underlying illness. Symptoms of an acute illness resolve, while symptoms of a chronic illness are ongoing.

How does the doctor treat seniors?
Senior health treatment depends on the underlying acute or chronic illness. In most cases, a chronic disease will require a lifetime of regular treatment.

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