Know the basics
What is aging?
Aging is a slow process. Your metabolism will slow down gradually. You will sleep less. Reading glasses may become necessary. Some people may experience hearing loss. When you reach the age of 50, your bone will age too, and your sexual response will be different, usually slower. Your vital organs start to lose their efficiency.
Know the symptoms
What are the symptoms of aging?
There are some symptoms of aging that you can concern:
- Metabolism will slow down;
- Hearing loss;
- Bones usually have some problems such as pain, ache, etc.
- Easy get diseases like high cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.
There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.
When should I see my doctor?
If you have any signs or symptoms listed above or have any questions, please consult with your doctor. Everyone’s body acts differently. It is always best to discuss with your doctor what is best for your situation.
Know the causes
What causes aging?
Aging is a normal part of life. As you age, you will begin to look different and feel different. Although everyone gets older, the changes each person goes through will not be the same.
Know the risk factors
What increases my risk for aging?
There are some risk factors for aging:
- Medical history;
- Personal lifestyle.
Also, an inactive lifestyle will increase your risks of chronic disease when you grow old. If you have already got some chronic diseases, being physically active can greatly help you control your condition with less medication.
Understand the diagnosis & treatment
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
How is aging diagnosed?
You can go to your doctor to check for what happen to your health when you are in aging.
How is aging treated?
Being physically active is the golden key to healthy aging. It not only improves your energy level and your mental sharpness but also maintains your strength and flexibility, thus preventing falls and injuries.
You can start to be physically active by getting a full physical examination with your doctor to have some expert recommendations on what you need to do. Basically, it is advisable to add a little more moving in your daily life by putting away your TV remote control, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking your dog around the neighborhood, to name a few. You are not on your way to the Olympic. There is no need for unrealistic goals. Keep your goals short-termed and reachable. For example, you can start by walking only 10 minutes a day, then slowing add 5 more minutes after each week. When you are used to being physically active, you can challenge yourself with more vigorous activities such as jogging or hitting the gym.
Your emotional health is also important. Stay connected with your family and friends. Get involved with bigger communities. To keep your mind sharp, try to read regularly. You may even try to learn a new language, or you can stick to daily crossword puzzles, whatever you please. Memory loss is common among old people. Aging may cause you to forget things more easily. You can help your brain retain information by writing down important names and dates, make sure you can look at them again if you forget anything.
Lifestyle changes & Home remedies
How to live with aging?
Aging can cause you a lot of problems, both mentally and physically. However, with regular physical activities and a healthy lifestyle, you can slow down the process and prevent a lot of problems. It is always important to stay positive since your perspective has a great influence on the way you feel about yourself. An optimistic mind never gets old .
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.
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Review Date: September 14, 2016 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019
Healthy Aging – Topic Overview http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/tc/healthy-aging-topic-overview Accessed September 2, 2016.