Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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.

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...

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets: Healthy DNA and Its Role in How Quickly You Age

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets
What’s The Connection Between DNA And Aging? One of the most important functions of cells is to copy themselves and die, leaving space for younger, newer cells to take over.  To copy themselves, they use a substance called DNA, technically deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is a long strand of genetic material that holds information in a...

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....

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....

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...

Slow Aging: Are Healthy Proteins the Key to Longevity?

Slow Aging: Are Healthy Proteins the Key to Longevity?
The unpleasant consequences of aging have inspired a host of research, much of which has looked into the mechanisms behind aging, though some has ventured into potential ways to physically slow aging as well. Is it Really Possible to Slow Aging? Aging is both an unfortunate and inevitable aspect of life.  While it’s a far cry...

Aging Skin Problems: Here’s What You Need to Know NOW

Aging Skin Problems
You probably think that aging skin problems only include those unwanted wrinkles and discolorations.  But skin deterioration is more than just a cosmetic issue. Many don’t realize it, but pound for pound the skin is actually the body’s largest organ. The skin of an average adult covers a total surface area of about 20 square...

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...

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