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Glossary for Womens senior health conditions

  • Anetoderma, perifollicular: The development of discolored spots on the inside thighs of older women. The condition generally causes no problems. It is believed to be the result of minor destruction of elastic tissue around hair follicles. Causes include endocrine anomalies, certain drugs or bacterial infections that produce enzymes that destroy elastic tissue.
  • Hot flashes: Facial flushing and other symptoms
  • Primary osteoporosis: There are two primary kinds of osteoporosis: type I osteoporosis and type II osteoporosis. The determining factor for the actual existence of osteoporosis, whether type I or type II, is the amount of calcium left in the skeleton and whether it places a person at risk for fracture.


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