old age

(redirected from senior citizen)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Under the law, the senior citizens welfare council has many responsibilities including publishing reports and other material for guidance and welfare of senior citizens; granting senior citizens awards in the fields of their expertise; creating awareness among people through organising seminars, workshops, conferences and use of mass media; establishing senior citizens homes to accommodate homeless, deserted and indigent senior citizens; and encouraging to setup organisation of senior citizen corps for utilisation of their potential for service activities and national development.
The law, which defines senior citizens as UAE nationals over the age of 60, will establish teams to protect senior citizens, whose members are specialists with judicial authority and have the appropriate qualifications, determined by the articles of the law.
The council will also work to provide free geriatric, medical, and health services with free medicines for senior citizens as prescribed by respective medical officers from government dispensaries, hospitals, medical centres and 25 percent concession on all private hospitals and clinics.
Atul Malikram, President being responsible says "We have taken all care to send our invitation to maximum senior citizens of the country, and have sent nomination forms to more than 50 cities till now.
If so, they refer the individuals to the senior citizens police advocate, who refers them to a social service agency that can help them.
Four hundred and seventy six people from the targeted groups attended the eight job fairs (N = 476), including 313 people with disabilities and 163 senior citizens. On the average, applicants in both targeted groups learned about the job fairs from one or two primary sources.
Four hundred and seventy-six people attended the eight job fairs--313 people with disabilities and 163 senior citizens. All Aboard staff at the University viewed three of the job fairs as unqualified successes--over 80 people attended each one, and a variety of employers and resource agencies were represented.
Angara said the creation of the NCSC sends a strong signal to the senior citizens that their welfare is of utmost importance to the government.
This after Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced on Thursday that he already instructed one of his officials to order fastfood chains to accept senior citizens as crew.
The computation for the discount is as follows: 1) SELLING PRICE / 1.12 (BIR computation of the 12% VAT Exemption) = VAT EXEMPT SALE; 2) VAT EXEMPT SALE X .20 OR .05 (either 20% or 5% discount percentage) = SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT; 3) VAT EXEMPT SALE - SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT = BILLABLE AMOUNT OR AMOUNT TO BE PAID BY SENIOR CITIZEN.
'This free medicine would be of great help to us senior citizens. We could use our money instead for other daily expenses,' Gloria Fernandez, a senior citizen from Poblacion, said during an interview.
In celebration of Granrents' Day today, the four-star national carrier Philippine Airlines will unveil a package of products and services, some existing and some new, geared towards ensuring that its Senior Citizen passengers will have a comfortable and stress-free travel experience.

Full browser ?