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Levels of the hormone DHEA decrease as your age, causing symptoms such as lower muscle mass, bone density and cognitive impairment. However, DHEA supplements do not seem to slow aging and may increase your risk of certain cancers and other health problems. More research is needed.
Chronic pain lasts 3 months or longer and can range from mild to severe. It is common in older adults, but not a normal part of aging. This resource includes answers to frequently asked questions like, "What can I do at home to help my symptoms?"
Shared decision-making is when patients and their doctors make choices together considering the best available information and the patient's preferences. This website gives a patient's story of shared decision-making and Graves Disease.
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