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Doctor insights on: Why Does Our Body Deteriorate As We Age How Does That Actually Happen

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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

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What age does the body start to lose weight by itself?

Actually : it would be more common for the body to have a slower metabolic rate as we get older. ...Read more

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At what age does everything in the HUMAN BODY STOP Growing ?

Growth: Growth is a continuous processing takes place over the lifetime of an individual. However much of skeletal growth is completed by the age of 21 years. ...Read more

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How could you prevent your body from breaking down as you age?

Good lifestyle: eat well exercise' moderation in alcohol no smoking keep active in mind and body anything goo do it! ...Read more

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Does ejaculation in the age of 15 affect the development of the body?

Does ejaculation in the age of 15 affect the development of the body?

No: Ejaculating in a 15 year old is normal as he has reached puberty. Ejaculating through masturbation or sexual activity will not affect development. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's feasible that the body needs more sleep as we age?

Please advise if it's feasible that the body needs more sleep as we age?

Variable sleep needs: Infants need a great deal of sleep, children less, teens even less, adults certainly less. However, their may be an increase or decrease in sleep in the elderly. ...Read more

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What things can I do to prevent problems occurring with my body at age 52 ?

Maintain...: ...Flexibility and cardiopulmonary conditioning three times weekly at least for an hour each time. Avoid a lot of contact type sports and activities (we don't bounce as well as we used to) and use good lifting techniques or ask for help. Back injuries in your age group do more to slow down the overall health progress than any other injury. Avoid injuring your back. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience gerneral aches and pains around your body as you age?

Is it normal to experience gerneral aches and pains around your body as you age?

Aging: Aging can be associated with general aches and pains, especially if you do not eat a well-balanced diet and get regular exercise. Consider yourself like the tin man. If you sit around and don't move much you will rust but if you continue to move you will stay well oiled! ...Read more

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At what age is the body mature to start having babies if you haven't been successful?

Your body is mature : By the time you finish puberty. The brain, however, takes much longer to mature to a successful parenting level. ...Read more