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    Plastic Surgery Blog: CDC Says Older Adults Have Chronic Diseases in Pairs

    As we age a new CDC report says that older adults in the US tend to have more than one chronic condition. According to recent KTLA report hypertension or high blood pressure along with diabetes is the most common combination for people 45 to 64. People 65 or older are more likely to have hypertension along with heart disease. Hypertension and cancer are the third most common for both age groups. According to the CDC report 21% of people aged 45 to 64 are diagnosed with a minimum of two chronic conditions. By the time they are 65, the percentage jumps to 45%. The good news is we’re more health-aware, so we’re going to doctors and getting diagnosed, said Virginia Freid, health statistician for the CDC and co-author of the study. And more people are surviving heart disease and cancer, so they’re more often on our lists of diagnoses. Researchers found that the biggest cause between the top diseases was obesity. Researchers reiterated that obesity causes many of the conditions that are found in people over 45. Dr. Kim treats both men and women who are over 45 and are considering plastic surgery. Patients who are committed to maintaining their best appearance as they age tend to be healthier individuals overall. For instance, many patients who are unhappy with the signs of aging on their face and are considering facial rejuvenation including facelift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty are in excellent health and want to look as good as they feel. Patients who make the investment in their appearance, especially over a number of years, are much more likely to do everything in their power to maintain their results. Dr. Kim encourages patients to embrace plastic surgery procedures as part of their overall commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

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