Rate of aging is not inevitable but Aging may be inevitable, but the. Why are how our bodies age is still largely a mystery, although we are learning more and more each year. These elderly age include:
Dry Skin in Elderly Age
Older people produce less sweat and oil, causing their skin to be drier. Excessive dry skin emphasizes the wrinkle on the face.
Age Spots in Elderly Age
Dark Spots on the skin, particularly on the arms, hands, face, and feet, stem from cumulative exposure to the sun. Most people call these marks liver spot, but they are unrelated to liver function. They actually stem from the overproduction of the pigment melanin in areas of the skin that have experienced the most exposure to the sun.
Arthritis in the Elderly Age
Arthritis affects nearly half the elderly age population and is a leading cause of disability. The keys to prevention are to avoid overuse, do steady, regular exercise rather than in weekends spurts, and stop if you feel pain.
Vision and Hearing Loss in the Elderly Age
Age-related eye disease such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma affects people aged 40 and older. Eating foods with high antioxidant content may be helpful in reducing vision due to macular degeneration. Regular eye exams should include screening for glaucoma, which is called “the sneak thief of sight” for the fact that the first symptom is vision loss. The disease can be arrested, but the vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored.
The incidence of hearing loss increases with age. Hearing loss takes a toll on the quality of life and can lead to withdrawal from social activities and depression. Although hearing aids can help, only one out of four people uses them.
High-frequency hearing loss is most common in the elderly age and made worse by a lifestyle that includes exposure to loud sounds.
Mental Health: Memory and Emotional Well-Being
Staying mentally active is more important than staying physically active. One of the perplexing problems of aging is Alzheimer’s disease. Depression is often underdiagnosed and untreated. Many people mistakenly believe that depression is a natural condition of elderly age. One of the biggest life changes is retirement. In retirement, depression and suicide rates rise.