old age


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to old age: dementia

old age

An age in years of a particular individual which reaches or surpasses the average life span of human being. Old age may be regarded as an legitimate cause of death in the UK for a person over the age of 80, when no significant pathology or cause of death can be found after a thoroughly investigated postmortem examination.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about old age

Q. Here is a challenging question for you. Do you look young or old for your age? Hi,Here is a challenging question for you. Do you look young or old for your age?

A. Unfortunately I look older than my age, people say that I look 22-25. However I'm just 20. I'm not a smoker, I don't drink alcohol every week, so I have no idea. :)

Q. I have a 16 month old, I was just wondering what is a good age to indroduce soda? I have a friend who already indroduced soda to her 2 year old. At the time her child was only 13 months.

A. Why give her that? Even as adults, there's no special benefit from soda (or other carbonated beverages), and as a child the nutritionally-poor soda may make your child feel full so he or she may not want to eat more important food such as vegetables or protein.

Q. My elder sister is 29 years old, 150 cm tall, into her ninth month of pregnancy. she had a sugar test My elder sister is 29 years old, 150 cm tall, into her ninth month of pregnancy. she had a sugar test done during her first trimester, which revealed her blood sugar to be 95 mg/dl. My doctor asked her to go for a 75 g GTT at 6 months and the readings were: fasting sugar - 90 mg/dl, 1hour: 144 mg/dl and 2 hour: 114 mg/dl. At the beginning of pregnancy, her weight was 62 Kg and now she weigh 72Kg. A random sugar test at 32 weeks reported blood sugar to be 105 mg/dl. she continued with her normal food cravings, which were a little high on sugar levels since she mostly enjoyed eating sweets. She wants to know whether or not she suffering from gestational diabetes?

A. Gestational diabetes is also diagnosed based on plasma glucose values measured during the OGTT. Blood glucose levels are checked four times during the test. If your blood glucose levels are above normal at least twice during the test, you have gestational diabetes. Below shows the results for the OGTT for gestational diabetes.

Fasting: 95 mg/dL or higher
At 1 hour: 180 mg/dL or higher
At 2 hours: 155 mg/dL or higher
At 3 hours: 140 mg/dL or higher

So your sister does not have Gestational diabetes.

If you want to know details about gestational diabetes, Visit:
http://healthy-ojas.com/html/diabetes_mellitus.html

More discussions about old age
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The research literature describes denial of old age as a common and opportunistic coping mechanism (Palmore 1990; Brandtstadter, Dirk, and Werner 1993).
Section 4 discusses the history and current situation of China's old age insurance system.
The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State.
So if old age is not a disaster area, how may it best be defined?
It belongs to the vision expressed by the keynote speaker at that meeting, Professor Charles Willie, who spoke of "the wisdom of old age which will redeem this nation."
In this way, the process behind the inequality of old age is explored.
Old rivalries and romances still color the friends' relations, and Spark makes clear that their personalities in old age are but a continuation of their earlier lives.
Sarathi Dutta spends his days in the shelter considering people from the old age home as his own children after his daughter left him at Sealdah railway station.
You will bend over backwards to provide for your children, make sure that they are well adjusted and still, in old age, you will just be an afterthought.
Mmember of Parliament for Palapye, Mr Moiseraela Goya has opposed a motion requesting government to encourage financially able senior citizens to waive their Old Age Pension Scheme allowances.
The edited text under review adds to our knowledge of two important but less frequently examined aspects of the debates about support systems for income and health in old age. The text is the ninth in a series of volumes on the economics of aging.