Diseases / Medical Conditions Risks of Old Age

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List of the risks of old age, including illnesses, disorders, ailments, maladies, and diseases associated with old age. What are the dangers of old age? This list includes genetic disorders and chronic conditions linked to old age by the medical and science communities through research. The illnesses and medical conditions are listed in alphabetical order, and even include photos when available.

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While many of the diseases related to old age have only been suggested through correlation, a few diseases are caused by old age and do not exist without this risk factor. Among other potential problems, old age can lead to harmful conditions. (123 items)

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Risks of Old Age
Abdominal aortic aneurysm Nausea, Back pain, Abdominal mass

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Achilles tendinitis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Risks of Old Age
Achilles tendinitis Pain, Stiffness, Swelling

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Actinic keratosis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Risks of Old Age
Actinic keratosis Pruritus, Skin lesion

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Acute myeloid leukemia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Risks of Old Age
Acute myeloid leukemia Dyspnea, Bleeding, Infection

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Alzheimer's disease is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Risks of Old Age
Alzheimer's disease Apraxia, Aggression, Pathological laughing and crying

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Risks of Old Age
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Hyperreflexia, Fasciculation, Slurred Speech

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Anaplastic thyroid cancer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Risks of Old Age
Anaplastic thyroid cancer Lower neck mass, Dysphagia, Hemoptysis

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Anemia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Risks of Old Age
Anemia Pallor, Dyspnea, Clouding of consciousness

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Angina Pectoris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Risks of Old Age
Angina Pectoris Dyspnea, Nausea, Dizziness

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Aortic aneurysm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Risks of Old Age
Aortic aneurysm Nausea, Back pain, Anxiety

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Arthritis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Risks of Old Age
Arthritis Dyspnea, Night Sweats, Pain

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Atherosclerosis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Risks of Old Age
Atherosclerosis Asymptomatic

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Atrial fibrillation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Risks of Old Age
Atrial fibrillation Dyspnea, Dizziness, Fatigue

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Balance disorder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Risks of Old Age
Balance disorder Vertigo, Falling, Mental confusion

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Barrett's esophagus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Risks of Old Age
Barrett's esophagus Black tarry stool, Dysphagia, Hematemesis

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Pressure ulcer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Risks of Old Age
Pressure ulcer Bleeding, Erythema, Pain

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Benign paroxysmal positional v... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Risks of Old Age
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Nausea, Vertigo, Dizziness

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Risks of Old Age
Benign prostatic hyperplasia Dysuria, Post-void dribbling, Hematuria

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Brain tumor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Risks of Old Age
Brain tumor Nausea, Diplopia, Blurred vision

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Burn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Risks of Old Age
Burn Eschar, Erythema, Pain

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Cataract is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Risks of Old Age
Cataract Halos around lights, Nyctalopia, Diplopia

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Cellulitis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Risks of Old Age
Cellulitis Pain, Fever, Skin rash

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Cerebral aneurysm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Risks of Old Age
Cerebral aneurysm Bleeding, Nausea, Vision disorder

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B-cell chronic lymphocytic leu... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Risks of Old Age
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia Lymphadenopathy, Night Sweats, Anorexia

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Color blindness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Risks of Old Age
Color blindness Difficulty distinguishing between red and green, Difficulty distinguishing between yellow and blue, Difficulty distinguishing between blue and green

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Colorectal cancer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Risks of Old Age
Colorectal cancer Dyspnea, Narrow stools, Fatigue

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Colorectal polyp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Risks of Old Age
Colorectal polyp Rectal bleeding, Fatigue, Abdominal pain

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Conductive hearing loss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Risks of Old Age

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Coronary artery disease is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Risks of Old Age
Coronary artery disease Dyspnea, Cardiac arrest, Angina Pectoris

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Cystitis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Risks of Old Age
Cystitis Urinary urgency, Dysuria, Nocturia

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Dehydration is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Risks of Old Age
Dehydration Enophthalmia, Nausea, Dizziness

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Dementia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Risks of Old Age
Dementia Astasia-abasia, Amnesia, Agitation

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Dermatomyositis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Risks of Old Age
Dermatomyositis Calcinosis, Dysphagia, Fatigue

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Diabetes mellitus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Risks of Old Age
Diabetes mellitus Polyphagia, Acanthosis nigricans, Hyperglycemia

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Type 2 diabetes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Risks of Old Age
Type 2 diabetes Polyphagia, Acanthosis nigricans, Fatigue

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Diverticulitis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Risks of Old Age
Diverticulitis Bloating, Nausea, Tenderness

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Dupuytren's contracture is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Risks of Old Age
Dupuytren's contracture Bent Finger, Thick skin, Lump in the palm

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Dysentery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Risks of Old Age
Dysentery Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea

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Emphysema is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Risks of Old Age
Emphysema Dyspnea, Anorexia, Wheeze

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Encephalitis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Risks of Old Age
Encephalitis Fever, Mental confusion, Vomiting

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Epilepsy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Risks of Old Age
Epilepsy Tonic–clonic seizure, Blank Stare, Mental confusion

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Erectile dysfunction is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Risks of Old Age
Erectile dysfunction Soft erections, Sexual dysfunction, Priapism

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Esophageal cancer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Risks of Old Age
Esophageal cancer Dysphagia, Dysphonia, Hematemesis

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Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Risks of Old Age
Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia Dyspnea, Clouding of consciousness, Malaise

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Adhesive capsulitis of shoulde... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Risks of Old Age
Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder Pain, Joint stiffness

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Gallstone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Risks of Old Age
Gallstone Pale feces, Nausea, Jaundice

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Gastritis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Risks of Old Age
Gastritis Nausea, Flatulence, Anorexia

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Gastroenteritis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Risks of Old Age
Gastroenteritis Nausea, Flatulence, Anorexia

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Gestational diabetes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Risks of Old Age
Gestational diabetes Candidiasis, Nausea, Fatigue

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Glaucoma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Risks of Old Age
Glaucoma Nausea, Halos around lights, Tunnel vision