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Why does our body deteriorate as we age? How does that actually happen?

Why does our body deteriorate as we age? How does that actually happen?

Several theories: Most common theories include accumulation of damage; buildup of mutations; as cells divide, telomeres (the ends of chromosomes); get too short to protect the chromosomes. Protect yourself by eating wisely, exercising protecting your skin, staying busy with things that interest you, getting enough rest and stimulating your mind. ...Read more

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Why does our body deteriorate when we age?

Change: Deteriorate is a strong word. There is a programmed cellular change called apoptosis where cells are genetically programmed to "age.". ...Read more

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Why do we die from old age? What happens to the body?

Why do we die from old age? What happens to the body?

Many possible causes: See: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/images/lc-charts/10lc---by-age-group-2006-7_6_09-a.pdf This graph will provide top causes of death for age 65 and above. ...Read more

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My dad has parkinsins with Lewy bodys x7 yrs. Deteriorating..newest symptom dysphagia.no longer responds to people at all.prognosis?

My dad has parkinsins with Lewy bodys x7 yrs. Deteriorating..newest symptom dysphagia.no longer responds to people at all.prognosis?

Prognosis Poor: Unfortunately there is no treatment for Lewy body dementia. The development of dysphagia is an ominous sign. I recommend you discuss hospice care with his treating provider. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why does the body age?

Why does the body age?

Programmed: The wear and tear of living do some damage to the body, but the graying of the hair, loss of maximum sexual capacity, loss of brain cells, and the rest are genetically programmed -- the benefit is to the species as we move on to make room for our children. That's why all "anti-aging" experiments consistently fail to produce anything that actually works. ...Read more

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What body changes should i expect at age 16?

What body changes should i expect at age 16?

Puberty : You will notice the physical growth and development. One will feel that sexual organs and feeling becoming much stronger. ...Read more

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Why is my health deteriorating at such an early age? I need some advice.

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Is it hard in the body to have a baby art a young age?

Is it hard in the body to have a baby art a young age?

It can be: Define young? I am 37 but i feel young! but really young women do have a harder time with pregnancy. There is an increased risk of pre-eclampsia with young women. Some young women haven't fully developed their pelvis and they have a harder time with a vaginal delivery as well. It is best to wait to get pregnant. ...Read more