Saturday, November 17, 2018

Aging & Health

It’s no secret that aging comes with a whole host of changes to your health. But have you ever wondered why? What actually happens in your body when you age? How do the changes that come with aging lead to the specific health consequences you see as you get older? Why are you developing different health conditions than your friends and family as you age? Aging science is actually making huge progress in finding answers to these questions. And they are far more fascination than you might think. Browse our Aging & Health series to learn more about the biology of of aging and how, exactly, it affects your health.

Effects of Aging on the Immune System: How Aging Cripples Your Body

Effects of Aging on the Immune System
Each of us is born with an intricate defense system that works to protect our bodies against illness and disease. You probably already know what this is, but I’ll tell you anyways.  It’s your immune system. It’s made up of a network of cells and organs that work together to detect potential threats within your body...

What Happens in Old Age: How Do Your Hormones Change as You Age?

How Do Your Hormones Change as You Age?
Have you ever wondered how you could be affected by how your hormones change as you age?  Chances are, if you’re young and fit, the thought hasn’t crossed your mind.  Yet! But if you’ve started to notice changes to your physique, your first thought was probably something like “Noooo!”, followed closely by, “How do...

Impacts of Aging on the Liver: 2 Things You Must Know Right Now

Impacts of Aging on the Liver
When it comes to getting older, you probably think about the more obvious changes that happen in your body, such as those that occur in your eyes, muscular system, and ears – but, interestingly, there are huge impacts of aging on the liver as well! Given that your liver is without a doubt one of...

3 Key Genes Affect How You Age: The Factors You Can’t Control

Genes Affect How You Age
Like most things in life, aging isn’t strictly the result of one single thing, but rather the accumulated effect of many different factors, including some genetic ones – with that in mind, it is important to establish how your genes affect how you age. Aging is defined as the as the accumulation of damage in...

Effects of Aging on Bones: Bone Problems in the Elderly

effects of aging on bones
If I had to guess, I’d bet you think that there are no effects of aging on bones.  And I blame museums! Everywhere you look in a museum: bones.  Bones of dead animals.  And of extinct animals.  Bones that, after millions of years, still look like bones. It gives you this feeling that bones can’t change....

Eye Problems in Aging Adults: Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

Eye Problems in Aging Adults
Eye problems in aging adults are probably the most common declines in function you see with aging. These declines in function can lead to vision impairment or significantly altered eyesight - neither of which are desirable in any way, shape, or form.  And while you can certainly see some improvements with the introduction of glasses, there...

Aging Heart: What Happens to Your Heart When You Get Older?

aging heart
When you think about aging, do you think about your aging heart as well?  We all know the years are creeping (or flying) by.  We all hope we’ll be able to resist the effects of age and work really hard to make sure our minds and bodies stay strong despite the passing of time....

How Does Aging Affect Your Brain? Read this to Protect Your Brain

How Aging Affect Your Brain
How does aging affect your brain? You think you are so smart, capable, rational, and full of the same magnificent power that invented pizza. But as soon as you settle into that idea, you'll need to turn your house upside down looking for the spectacles you were already wearing the whole time. No need to worry....

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