Review Article
Volume 16 Issue 2 - 2020
Common Morbidity in Elderly Population
Hani Saad Al-Mugti1*, Ibrahim Abdulmajeed Affan2, Khamis Abdu Khamis Khamis3, Ibraheem Mahmoud Baali4, Abdulaziz Farhan Alharbi5, Joanne Azmy Filimban6, Nadir Hassan M Dagriri7, Yassin Hassan Alzubaidi4, Abdulrhman Abdulaziz Al-Shehri8, Qusai Abdullah Alsaqabi9 and Mohammed Khamis Albalawi10
1Consultant of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Community and Preventive Medicine Department, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, and King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, Western Region, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia
2Al-Sharqiya PHC, Yanbu City, MOH Employee, Saudi Arabia
3Muhayil General Hospital, MOH Employee, Saudi Arabia
4Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Mecca, MOH Employee, Saudi Arabia
5University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
6Umm Alqura University, Saudi Arabia
7Health Surveillance Center at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
8Taif University, Saudi Arabia
9King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital MOH Employee, Saudi Arabia
10King Abdulaziz Hospital MOH Jeddah Employee, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Sharifa Salem Alshehri, Consultant Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 08, 2020; Published: January 10, 2020




Abstract

Background: At advanced ages, people are at their highest multi-morbidity risks that also lead to growing medical expenditures. It is a complex process, influenced by many factors. Biologically, aging is associated with accumulation of molecular and cellular damages over prolonged periods of times which leads to a gradual decrease in physiological functions of an individual, and therefore, aggravate the risk of diseases, infirmity, and ultimately causing death.

Aim: In this review, we will look into the common morbidity in elderly population.

Methodology: The review is comprehensive research of PUBMED since the year 1995 to 2015.

Conclusion: Awareness of age-related physiological changes, such as reduced acuity of vision and hearing, slow reaction time, and impaired balance, will prepare patients and caregivers to manage risks, make informed decisions, and perhaps prevent falls and medication adverse effects. Elderly need help and support of the medical fraternity. Geriatric assessment should be done regularly. Among elderly oldest old, female elderly and widowed are the vulnerable group that need more attention.

Keywords: Elderly; Common Morbidity in Elderly

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Citation: Hani Saad Al-Mugti., et al. “Common Morbidity in Elderly Population”. EC Microbiology 16.2 (2020): 01-07.

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