Women's health in their 60s

Women's Health
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Getting the most out of your annual well-woman visits

As we age, the likelihood of developing a chronic condition increases significantly. In fact, research from the National Council of Aging shows that almost 95% of adults 60 and older have at least one chronic condition, while 80% have two or more.

What's even more concerning is that many of these conditions are related and can create a domino effect if left uncontrolled. For example, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity are all common chronic conditions that often act as risk factors for one another. This is why it's crucial to partner with your primary care provider and make impactful lifestyle changes, manage your medications and take a proactive approach to your overall health.

Stephanie Mostone, DNP, CRNP, a nurse practitioner who specializes in family medicine at Main Line Health, talks about how working closely with your health care team can effectively help you manage your chronic conditions and improve your overall quality of life.