Body Transformation In Healthy Aging

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From the beginning of our birth, our body endures many changes. As we reach young adolescence, however, the body experiences a series of senescence, or abnormal bodily changes, which means the bodily functions start to decline. The body makes these changes, and most people will notice the difference.


Changes In The Musculoskeletal System


The musculoskeletal system is the first area where most diseases and illnesses start. For this reason, once a person turns 35 years of age, regardless of their activities, athletic nature, etc., still, one can reduce such disease by avoiding injuries to the muscles and joints. You can do this by avoiding accidents, abuse, excessive alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and so on. In addition, you can increase your health by exercising, eating healthy, socializing with positive people, and avoiding environmental toxins.


Disease Prevention


Visiting your doctor is essential to prevent disease as well. When you visit your doctor, he takes the time to study your physical status based on the family history you gave to him. The doctor will consider family history, including hereditary diseases. He will also consider family history as he studies diagnostics, cures, prevention, and treatment to help you avoid illness. Our body starts to change by age 35, and our sensory organs will also start to change.


Changes In Your Eyesight


Moreover, the eyes are affected when you begin aging since they usually cannot remain focused on objects up close. As you grow older, the lens will stiffen. As a result, your retina may feel less responsive to daylight or artificial light. In addition, your pupils may start to react slower.


In medical terms, this condition is known as presbyopia. Therefore, you see many people over 40 worldwide wearing glasses, contact lenses, bifocals, etc. Still, you see the younger generation with these exact needs, which indicates that aging is starting earlier for some. Again, this is a note signaling hereditary makeup or lifestyle based on environment, etc.

Hearing Loss


Many people, as they grow older, lose a degree of hearing. In some instances, people go deaf after 40. This condition is called presbycusis, which is a sign of aging. Since this condition is common for those aging, it is natural to dislike things you once liked. For instance, if you enjoyed concerts when you were younger and now find that you do not enjoy shows, your hearing has changed, which means that the high pitch of hearing is affected, which slowly wore down the lower hearing tone. When hearing is impaired, it often seems like those talking are inarticulate.


When hearing is impaired, the person will hear speech differently. For instance, the use of K may sound distorted, which affects comprehension. In other words, an older person may not hear the CH in a comment, such as Chute Up, and think that someone is telling them to shut up. The CH is distorted. You can help those with hearing difficulties by learning signs and body language to help them relate to you. These people can also benefit from hearing aids or Assistive Listening Devices. The devices act as hearing aids since it allows a person to block out noise in the background while focusing on the speaker.


Natural Healthy Aging


We see natural healthy aging in this picture, yet aging signs are unnatural in some instances. For example, if you incur lung cancer based on your history of smoking, or being around second-hand smoke, then the cause is unnatural.


As people grow older, their weight changes, and more so for those with a family history of obesity. The body fat starts to change up to 30% by the time a person reaches 40. The changes affect the body tremendously since this is the start of wrinkles and other natural aging signs.


How does the Body Change in Healthy Aging?


Each day we all face the possibility of getting some illnesses. Each day we live, we face common colds, allergies, flu, pneumonia, joint injuries, etc. Each day we live, we face the chance of reducing our life expectancy because, at any moment, someone could die from an accident or violence. Violence takes place in all our communities, and each day, we all face the risk of becoming the next victim. You can spend your life in blindness, believing that it cannot happen to you, but what happens if on the day it does happen to you or someone you love. Are you ready to face reality then? If you built your strengths, you would prepare for the unknown or inevitable because the fact is it can happen to you.


Facing reality head-on is something many people dread. However, when you face reality head-on, you are preparing to act when the day arrives. For instance, if you prepare to prevent hurricanes or tornadoes from destroying your home, you are taking steps to live healthier and happier if that day arrives. Likewise, when you consider healthy aging, if you take steps now, you will be ready to endure whatever doors open in your future, including disease, wrinkles, etc.


We will discuss a few ailments or conditions that all people may face as they begin to age.


Your brain:


Your brain is a natural gift that holds dendrites, blood cells, tissues, etc. All these elements channel down to your central nervous system. (CNS) As you start to age, your brain will decrease its blood flow, and the many levels of chemicals in the brain and body will decline as they go through the senescence of change. It means that your CNS will also reduce its functions.


Moreover, when you begin aging, your eyes are affected as well. As you grow older, the lens will stiffen. As a result, your retina may feel less responsive to daylight or artificial light. In addition, your pupils may start to react slower.


How the ears, mouth, and smell are affected?


As you age, you may find that your high-pitch hearing frequencies are less responsive. In addition, your nose may not have the ability to identify scents or odors. As a result, you may not like the foods you once enjoyed since your tastes will change.


How does aging affect the heart/lungs/organs?


Aging affects the heart causing the pulse acceleration to lower. As a result, your blood and heart muscles will stiffen and decrease production. In addition, your heart may not respond to natural things it once responded to at one time.


Your lungs will lose their ability to obtain air, moving it freely as they once did. As a result, each breath you take will not carry the oxygen it once did to your blood. Aging will also change your liver, causing it to reduce in size and decrease its blood flow.


As you grow older and these elements of your makeup change, it will affect your kidneys, bladder, colon, or large intestines, skin, immune system, metabolism, and reproductive organs. A male will lose his reproductive organ's ability to function correctly since the prostate glands enlarge. The male will also lose reproduction of testosterone echelons. In addition, the blood will cease its flow to the male organs, such as the penis.


As you grow older, you will experience many changes, so it is time to say that it can happen to me and do something about it. It is time to embrace healthy aging.


Pat Bracy

Embracing Healthy Aging


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