Doctors talk aging: What's normal, how to manage it

The aging process takes a toll on the body, and knowing that helps individuals adjust to the new normal, doctors said.

Dr. Saquib Anjum, a geriatric and palliative care physician, said helping aging patients know what are typical changes to the body can help ease fear when the patient notices those changes.

"I see a lot of anxiety patients go through because of aging," Anjum said. "Aging is broadly predictable."

As life expectancy increases, it's important that the growing number of senior adults understand these body changes, Anjum said.

Posted by editor on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:03