Monday, November 26, 2007

Aging And Anti Aging The Fact And Fiction...

Aging And Anti Aging The Fact And Fiction... By: Graham Waite..

You start to experience aging within minutes of being born your body starts to change and from then on until the day you die your body will be constantly changing initially due to development and then through aging.

This means that body has already to start to function less effectively.The body makes these changes on it's own which at this stage most people will hardly notice but are the first indicators of the body starting to slowly age.

The musculoskeletal system is the first area that most age related diseases and illnesses start. For this reason once, a person turns 35 years of age regardless of their activities, athletic nature, they become more likely to be effected by aging. Still it is possible to reduce such age related diseases and ilnesses by avoiding injuries to the muscles and joints, and living a healthy life.

This can be achieved by where possible preventing accidental damage, abuse such as drinking or taking drugs to excess and also smoking. Your health can be improved by increased levels of exercise, healthy eating adopting a positive outlook on life and hanging aound with positive people.

Regular medical check ups can have their benefits also. When discussing your health with your medical practitioner make sure that he is fully appraised of all the facts including any know family history of illness and disease especially any that family members may have suffered in old age.

As noted earlier, our body starts to deteriorate due to aging by age 35, also our sensory organs may also start to take a rain check. At this time, the eyes may become affected and you might find it difficult to focus on objects up close. In medical terms, this condition is known as presbyopia.

It is not uncommon to find people everywhere wearing glasses and contact lenses beyond the age of 40. In America it is estimated around 90 million people suffer from presbyopia. But equally it seems the aging of some people under 35 will already have started as more people of 35 and younger need assistance with their vision than ever before.

On top failing eye sight you might also experience some hearing loss. Although not that common some people may even be deaf by age 40 and most notice some partial hearing loss. This is a condition know as presbycusis which is directly related to aging. One effect of this condition might be certain sounds become in audible or sound harsh or just to loud.

You might have enjoyed seeing your favorite rock band perform but now you find this is just to much for your ears to cope with. This is because the aging process has affected your hearing. You might find high pitch sounds less audible or maybe it's difficult to hear people in a crowded room or when the TV is on.

As the hearing is weakend,you will start to hear speech differently. For instance, the use of K may sound distorted, which affects comprehension and understanding. In other words, a older person may hear the CH in a word, such as Chute Up, and think that someone is telling them to shut-up.

The Ch sound becomes altered. It is usually possible to help people suffering from hearing loss by using hearing aids or other listening aids. Another way to help people with slight hearing loss is to make sure body language is not confused and where people possible each other while talking. In extreme cases it could be necessary to use the deaf sign language.

These are all signs of natural healthy aging, yet in some aging signs are less natural. For instance, if you unfortunate enough to contract lung cancer because of a history of smoking, or being around second-hand smoke, then the cause is not what nature intended.

During maturity and the body starts aging it is common for weight changes to occur (this is more prevalent in families with history of obesity and being overweight). The body produces up to 30% more fat and converts food to energy less effectively at around the age of 40. In addition wrinkles and other signs of aging start to become more noticable.

By: Graham Waite..
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