Aging is a part of life we should all feel honored to experience. Doing so with grace can be challenging in a world obsessed with youth, especially when it comes to women. As we age and continue to thrive and grow, it’s important to pay attention to your health. While your body will change as you age, you shouldn’t ignore these four painful signs of aging.
No woman at any age should ignore pelvic pain, especially if it stems from the uterus or ovaries. This can be a sign of serious reproductive health issues from uterine fibroids to ovarian or cervical cancer. Beyond continuing to get regular exams for your reproductive health, women who are aging need to pay attention to pelvic pain or tenderness.
Up to 80 percent of women will have uterine fibroids by the time they reach 50 years old. Of those women, only one-fourth will experience any symptoms. While fibroids are typically harmless and will go away on their own, if you are experiencing pain or other symptoms of uterine fibroids it could be signs of something more serious.
Uterine fibroid embolization at Palm Vascular can help you identify and treat fibroid-related health issues. Learn more about this process here.
Sudden, Crippling Headaches
As we age, our veins become thinner and more fragile. You may notice you bruise easier or your skin is more sensitive to cooler temperatures. But if you experience sudden, intense headaches that make it difficult to function, you should take it very seriously. This could be a symptom of an aneurysm or bulge in the blood vessel wall. Brain aneurysms can be lethal, but early intervention could save your life.
Aneurysms may occur for a number of reasons, including physical trauma, high blood pressure, and abnormal blood flow. They can also be hereditary, so if you have a family history of aneurysms, be sure to seek treatment immediately. Vascular surgery in Miami can prevent lasting damage.
Leg Pains When Walking, Sitting, or Lying Down
Though aging may come with new aches, if you are experiencing pains in your legs or arms during or after physical activity, it could be a sign of narrowed or obstructed blood vessels. Limb pain can also occur while sitting or lying down if a vascular blockage is serious enough. Blood clots, plaque build-up and narrowed veins may be a symptom of Peripheral Vascular Disease, or PVD. This disease can and should be treated, as it can pose a serious threat to your health if left unaddressed.
If you smoke, have Lupus, arthritis, or other inflammatory disorders, your risk of developing Peripheral Vascular Disease may be increased. Palm Vascular can help to diagnose and treat PVD. Let our team of experienced vascular health specialist guide you through the process.
Varicose veins are more than an unsightly byproduct of aging skin. They can be a sign of weakened valves, which allow blood to pool into veins, causing them to twist, swell, and become visible beneath the skin. Varicose veins can be painful and those that are close to the surface may risk bursting due to physical trauma. They may also cause swelling in the legs and feet, cramping, or a feeling of heaviness or fatigue in the lower extremities.
Varicose vein treatment improves one’s circulation and overall quality of life. Aging doesn’t have to affect your mobility, so if leg pain is causing you to slow down, let Palm Vascular help get you back to your former glory!
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