To move forward for Symptoms of Ageing let me explain you first….
What is Ageing?
Ageing can simply refer to the passage of time that indicates the biological process of growing older in a deleterious sense.
As we said earlier, ageing depends on the clock and the calendar. Your health depends on you. Your health can deteriorate with age and, yes, it can even improve with age.
All plants and animals, including human beings, are subject to the passage of time. So the years add on, inevitably.
Common Symptoms of Ageing
Menopause is a common symptom of women in old age.
- Male baldness pattern and female baldness pattern are different.
- In males, receding of the hairline and the thinning of hair start from the crown. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an ‘M’ shape. Eventually the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a U-shaped pattern around the sides of the head.
- In females, hair thinning is different from the male baldness pattern. In females: hair thins mainly on the top and crown of the scalp, and usually starts with a widening through the centre hair parting; the front hairline remains the same; the hair loss rarely progresses to total or near total baldness as may be seen in men; the graying of hair in old age is due to lower production of melanin in the hair roots and new hair grows without pigment.
- Wrinkles and sagging skin.
- The outer skin layer (epidermis) becomes thin, even though the number of cell layers remain unchanged.
- The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases, but the remaining melanocytes increase in size.
- Skin appears thinner, more pale, and clear.
- Large pigmented spots called age spots may appear in sun-exposed areas.
- Sebaceous glands produce less oil as you age.
- Women gradually produce less oil beginning after menopause. This can make skin dry and itchy.
- The subcutaneous fat layer become thin, reducing its normal insulation and padding which increases the risk of skin injury and reduces your ability to maintain body temperature.
Slight Mental Decline:
- Slight loss of mental acuity is normal in old age. It may increase gradually in some people and may develop into a condition like Alzheimer’s.
- There may be slight memory loss. We often observe that some old persons forget what they want to tell us.
- After you pass the milestone age of 40, you may notice that it is more difficult to focus on objects up close because of presbyopia. This is a perfectly normal loss of focusing ability due to the hardening of the lens inside your eyes.
- There may be itching in the eyes and the eyes may be dry.
- There may be cataract formation.
- There may be difficulty in reading.
- Hearing loss can affect your life in many ways. You may miss out on many things in conversations with friends and family members.
- On the telephone you may find it hard to hear what the caller is saying.
- Sometimes hearing problems can make you feel embarrassed, upset, and lonely.
- It is easy to withdraw when you cannot follow a conversation at the dinner table or in a restaurant.
- It is also easy for friends and family to think that you are confused or uncaring when the problem may in fact be that you just cannot hear well.
- In women the vagina may become dry and itchy.
Wisdom: The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
Wisdom comes from the brain slowing down in old age, thus making elderly people less impulsive and less likely to be driven by emotion. An older person is also less likely than a younger person to respond thoughtlessly to negative emotional stimuli. This happens because the brain of an old person is less dependant on dopamine.
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