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Health Problems to Watch For After 60, Say Doctors

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It's a simple fact of science: Aging brings an increased risk of certain chronic health issues. But that doesn't mean you need to prepare yourself for decades of infirmity. Knowing the most common health problems after 60—and how to prevent them—can allow you to reduce your risk and perhaps avoid them entirely. These are the conditions to watch for, according to doctors. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 Heart Disease Heart disease is still the #1 killer of Americans, with the majority of heart attacks occurring in people over age 65. But a man's risk of heart attack starts to rise at age 45; for women, it's 55. Experts recommend a physical exam every year, which can screen for heart disease signals, such as elevated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. In the meantime, you can lower your risk by eating a healthy diet, getting 150 minutes of mod