The Impact of Aging on Health
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Changes to the blood vessels reduce circulation leaving us more at risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia. Lung function also decreases making breathing more of an effort; changes in the lungs also make chest infections more likely. Immune function is also impaired allowing infections to take hold and cancerous cells to go unnoticed. The senses are reduced, with reduction in sight and hearing affecting our daily lives, and reduced smell and taste changing our experience at meal times. Our whole digestive system feels the effects of aging – chewing and swallowing can become more difficult; digestion and absorption of nutrients are not as efficient increasing the chance of nutritional deficiencies; the muscle tone of the bowel is also decreased, so constipation is more likely. Both the liver and kidneys reduce in size, so the processing and elimination of waste products is not as efficient.
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