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Premature aging Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Premature aging. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. What symptoms of premature aging do you have?

    Why: e.g. thick skin, wrinkles, balding.

  2. History of significant sun exposure, especially before the age of 35?

    Why: causes premature aging.

  3. History of artificial ultraviolet radiation (UVR) use?

    Why: increases the risk of photoaging e.g. sun lamps.

  4. Ethnicity?

    Why: e.g. photagaing is more severe in white populations living in area with high solar ultraviolet radiation at high altitudes and in low latitudes.

  5. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. Down's syndrome and hypothyroidism may cause appearance of premature aging.

  6. Cigarette smoking?

    Why: causes premature aging.

  7. Family history?

    Why: e.g. premature male pattern baldness.

  8. Occupation?

    Why: e.g. some occupations are particularly at risk of photoaging including farmers, telephone linemen, sea workers, construction workers, lifeguards, swimming instructors and sportspersons.

  9. Recreation?

    Why: e.g. some recreations are particularly at risk of photoaging including outdoor sports, skiing, mountain climbing, beach lovers.

  10. Symptoms of progeria?

    Why: e.g. poor growth in children, premature aging, dry wrinkled skin, increased translucency of the skin, premature balding, bird-like face, symptoms of accelerated atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) such as angina, intermittent claudication and transient ischemic attacks.

  11. Symptoms of "photoaging"

    Why: e.g. in people who have had prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet radiation from artificial sources. Symptoms include wrinkled skin, wizened leathery appearance. The severity of photoaging depends principally on the duration and intensity of sun exposure and on the indigenous skin colour and the capacity to tan.

  12. Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

    Why: e.g. constipation, cold intolerance, lethargy, husky voice , facial puffiness , weight gain, mental slowing - can cause diffuse loss of hair and the appearance of premature aging.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Premature aging:

The following list of conditions have 'Premature aging' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Premature aging:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Premature aging' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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