The aging process happens during everyone’s lifespan and none can escape it. Many human abilities peak before age 30, while other abilities continue to grow through life. The great majority of those over age 50 today in any developed country are mostly healthy, happy and fully independent. However, when someone starts to experience changes associated with the normal aging process, people can perceive these new revelations as signs of deterioration or decline.
The normal aging process is likely a combination of many factors. Genes, lifestyle, and disease can all affect the rate of aging. Studies have indicated that people age at different rates and in different ways. The normal aging process can be broken down into segments that individuals experience that are out of their control but are also are not necessarily harmful.
- Hair thins and turns gray.
- Skin thins, becomes less elastic. Skin is more dry and wrinkled.
- Slowing down functions of bodily organs. Brain, Heart, Lungs and Kidneys become less efficient.
- Reduction of Eyesight / Decreased clarity of colors
- Hearing loss
- Fatty deposits build up in your blood vessels over time, eventually causing hardening of the arteries.
- Frequency in urination.
- Body Fat increases
- Bones lose minerals and become weak
- Metabolism slows down
- Hormone levels decrease.
- Sexual Health – Women experience menopause, and men’s sperm production decreases and the prostate enlarges.