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    He's 50 this March, is this normal or is his health failing him at a younger age than he ought to be?
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    He's 50 this March, is this normal or is his health failing him at a younger age than he ought to be?
    Snoring is normal, but maybe you might want to get him checked up if his health has fallen recently. Usually old age decreases a person's immunity and makes them more tired and since everyone is different you can't put an age on when it happens exactly. Hope he gets better soon.
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    He's 50 this March, is this normal or is his health failing him at a younger age than he ought to be?
    excessive tiredness is also a sign of other more serious illness such as diabetes, thyroid. Headaches are quite normal but if they are frequent then get it checked out. .Don't worrry about the snoring that is absolutely normal.
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    Has he had his thyroid checked? It's more common in males and that age range, too.

    Tell him to get a blood test.
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    To be honest, it sounds like a perfectly normal reaction to a long day at work, no matter what age you are.

    You will always have people of differing fitness levels - I have an uncle who's 72 and is very unfit and generally unwell in himself, and my grandad is 90 and can walk for miles and rarely sleeps during the day. However I would suggest that 50 is a little young to be struggling - but what you're describing doesn't actually sound like a "struggle", just normal tiredness .

    He could improve his health by eating well, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water. At his age, unless there is actually something specific physically wrong, simply taking care of himself should help a lot.
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    Hes probably just plain knackered. He may also be depressed. Be nice to him..
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    (Original post by Simonthegreat)
    excessive tiredness is also a sign of other more serious illness such as diabetes, thyroid. Headaches are quite normal but if they are frequent then get it checked out. .Don't worrry about the snoring that is absolutely normal.

    (Original post by Captivated)
    Has he had his thyroid checked? It's more common in males and that age range, too.

    Tell him to get a blood test.
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    thyroid? Diabetes? Um he had a test 3 months ago and came back all clear-high cholesterol

    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    To be honest, it sounds like a perfectly normal reaction to a long day at work, no matter what age you are.

    You will always have people of differing fitness levels - I have an uncle who's 72 and is very unfit and generally unwell in himself, and my grandad is 90 and can walk for miles and rarely sleeps during the day. However I would suggest that 50 is a little young to be struggling - but what you're describing doesn't actually sound like a "struggle", just normal tiredness .

    He could improve his health by eating well, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water. At his age, unless there is actually something specific physically wrong, simply taking care of himself should help a lot.
    he is not religiously into diet or fitness the way I am but he managed to do a 10 mile bike ride the other day


    (Original post by Limpopo)
    Hes probably just plain knackered. He may also be depressed. Be nice to him..
    he seems far from depressed, quite happy but very stressed by work, he does 60 hours and there isn't much money coming in atm. Also he is living with sick me hahaha

    (Original post by H.Ibrahim)
    Snoring is normal, but maybe you might want to get him checked up if his health has fallen recently. Usually old age decreases a person's immunity and makes them more tired and since everyone is different you can't put an age on when it happens exactly. Hope he gets better soon.
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    thyroid? Diabetes? Um he had a test 3 months ago and came back all clear-high cholesterol



    he is not religiously into diet or fitness the way I am but he managed to do a 10 mile bike ride the other day




    he seems far from depressed, quite happy but very stressed by work, he does 60 hours and there isn't much money coming in atm. Also he is living with sick me hahaha
    then dont worry about him, stop criticising him so much and get on with your life.
 
 
 
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