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The Risks of Surgery in Elderly Patients

As the human body ages, it’s various systems begin to degrade. Everything from kidney function to neuromuscular responses start to slow down and can eventually cease altogether. As science continues to progress at a breakneck pace, more and more options for treating the many symptoms of aging are becoming available within the field of allopathic medicine. However, the risks involved in surgeries are still in fair amount, and this can be seen particularly in the case of geriatric patients.