Changes that a person undergoes at the senior stage

We all know that as a person gets older, he/she experiences changes in his/her body, we have experienced it during our the early years in our life and indeed, we will experience it in the later part of it which is the senior years. One of the changes that a person undergoes that cannot be seen visually is that his/her immune system will decrease that will make him/her more vulnerable to different kinds of sickness. However , physically, the different changes that happen to a person’s body as he/she grows some of them will be discussed at this article. In terms of the body shape, it can be observed that when a person reaches his/her senior stage his body shape become leaner and shorter; this is because of the muscles loss and thinning of the bone. Another physical change that a person undergoes when he/she becomes old is that wrinkles and age spots start to show up on his/her face. In terms of his/her skin, when a person gets old his/her skin becomes more flexible, less thinner more fragile and may also be dry. When it comes to the person’s teeth, just like the bones of an old person it also becomes weaker and more brittle and more vulnerable to infection. One of the most common indication when a person is getting old is his/her hair color, it does not matter if your hair color is black, brown, blonde or any other color but as a person gets older his/her hair color will turn into white and the hair is more vulnerable to fall compared to the hair that person has during his/her early years.

young to old transformation

young to old transformation

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One of the problem of Seniors, Cardiovascular disease

There  are many diseases that an old person can experience during his/her senior stage. Examples of the diseases that a person can have as he/she gets into Senior stage are cancer, lung diseases, blood diseases, brain diseases and one of the most famous disease that takes lives of an old person, Cardiovascular diseases.

Cardiovascular Disease is a disease where in the heart of the person did not function as it is supposed to be. There are different kinds of Cardiovascular diseases here are some:

First of which is the most common heart disease that an old person has a high chance experiencing, this is the coronary heart disease. A coronary heart disease is happens when the a vein, whether it is a major vain or not is blocked by a plague like thing that are usually composed of fats and cholesterol. The blockage decreases the blood supply that goes to the heart and even has the possibility to totally block the entire pathway of the blood.

Heart Failure is another type of cardiovascular disease, it is when there is decrease in the rate of blood distribution because of the slower rate of pumping that the heart does.

Arrhythmia is another type of cardiovascular disease. This cardiovascular disease is defined as  a problem in the rate of pumps that the heart does in order for it to distribute blood through out the body of the person. When a person experiences Arrhythmia, his/her heart beat rate is either slower or faster than the usual and the worst event that could happen is that with the irregularity of the heart beats the blood have a chance to be pumped to the inside the different organs of the body like lungs, brain etc.

Parts of a human heart

Parts of a human heart

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Exercise benefit for the Seniors

Old man exercising

Old man exercising

People may experience different health problem as he/she becomes older, some say that these health issues are inevitable and its just the real sign of a person aging, however there is one simple way to lessen the chance of having health complications. The way to lessen its possibility is by frequently exercising. Exercise is not only beneficial to people that are not yet in the senior stage of their life, it is beneficial to almost all ages as long as he/she can still do it. A senior doing exercise does not need to do exercises that focus in strength to be healthy, every simple exercise that he/she can do will surely benefit him/her. Examples of the exercises that a Senior can do are, jogging, walking and even just stretching.

Exercising brings benefit to an old person, benefits that a senior person can attain if he/she exercises frequently are:

  • It helps in reducing blood pressure that if not decrease can lead to different complications.
  • It helps the person to increase his/her stamina and muscle strengths.
  • It lessens the chance for a person to experience arthritis, and if the person already has it reduces the pain.
  • It reduces the risk of dying from heart diseases .
  • It allows the person to maintain his/her stability and balance that can help her prevent from falling and breaking of bones.
  • Helps  the person to have a more healthier and more flexible body, strengthening the bones, joints and muscles.
  • It allows the person to live a longer life.

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Leading Cause of Death of Seniors in Japan

Some people say that a person’s average life span is also affected by his/her roots and the person’s gender. According to the data that were gathered by the World health Organization; a Japanese person has an average life span of 75 years and when it comes to the average life span of a Japanese person gender wise, a male Japanese has an average life span of 72.3 and a female has an average of 77.7. Researcher have determined the leading cause of death in japan and the results shows that a person dying at an old age is just the 5th leading cause of death in japan, there are still 4 more leading cause of death for seniors in japan. The top cause of death in japan is generally cancer, which includes lung cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer and many more. The second leading cause of death in japan is cardiac arrest, which is defined as a sudden malfunction of the heart that surely affects the persons’ entire body cycle which can eventually lead to death. The third leading cause of death in japan is lung disease, which are commonly consists of pneumonia and tuberculosis.  The fourth leading cause by which Japanese seniors die from is Cerebrovascular disease, which is simply defined as malfunction of the brain in terms of the decrease in the blood that is able to travel through it, these is caused by clogged blood vessels.

Indicated above where just the 5 leading cause of death in Japan for seniors, there are still some factors and sickness that can causes their deaths; examples are severe injuries from car accidents, Sexually transmitted disease that they can get from Japanese comfort women, liver diseases and even suicide.

Male Japanese Elder

Male Japanese Elder

Female Japanese Elder

Female Japanese Elder

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Being healthy at your senior stage

As a person grows older he/she becomes more vulnerable to the different diseases that he/she may attained, some of those diseases may just be a normal sickness that can be treated easily but some are major sickness that may even limit a person’s life span. So it is always best to prevent attaining these diseases, whether if it is a normal sickness or a major sickness, a person must concentrate in leaving a healthy lifestyle as he/she grows up. If a person lives a healthy life style the chances of him/her becoming sick is decreased for more than a half and there will be a great increase in  terms of the life span.

So how can a person live a healthy lifestyle and to be able attain the benefits in living like that. Living a healthy life style as a senior may not be as easy as it looks, especially if a person was not really expose to these kind of life style during his/her early years. In general, living a healthy life style consists of having an exercise almost everyday, the exercise can be more of a stretching or if the person finds it difficult to stretch his/her body a simple jogging or walking in the park will do. It is not just the exercise that a person needs to be healthy, but also depends on the type of food that he/she eats the right kind of food, like foods with high vitamin contents and proteins, must be eaten that would give him/her the boost in immune system that will be required to fight the diseases that can infect him/her.

 

Be Healthy

Be Healthy

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Loss of hearing

As a person gets old, different changes occurs on his/her body changes like growing from a baby to a toddler to being a kid and so on until he/she is already old. However changes in  a persons’ body does not only means increasing in size or weight, as a person gets older he/she can also decrease some functions of his/her body. One of the most common problem that a person experiences as he/she grows is that the decrease of a person’s capability of hearing or simply loss of hearing.

Hearing is one of the senses of a persons body that a person uses at the very exact time he/she was born into this world, that is why losing this sense will surely bring a large effect to the person. However unlike the sense of sight that could just be removed with a snap of a finger, the sense of hearing cannot. As a person ages his/her sense of hearing decreases until to a point where in he/she can no longer hear a thing which usually happens during his/her senior stage. This is one of the problems that an elder experience now a days luckily the losing the sense of hearing can be slowed down or even prevented nowadays. There are certain precautions that would lessen the possibility of having a loss of hearing, some of the precautions are avoid listening to loud noises it does not matter if it is a music or a construction sounds being expose to those kind of thing increase the chances of having a problem hearing. Another precaution that can prevent the loss of hearing to worsen is to immediately see a doctor if a person is already experiencing a decrease in hearing capacity because it will surely worsen if medications are not immediately applied.

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problem hearing

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Eye Problems in Seniors

One inevitable thing that is always present in a person’s life is change. There can be many kinds of change that a person will experience as he/she grows some are a person’s mood, a person’s voice, person’s hair style and one of the change that happens to a person that everyone must be alert on is the change of health condition. As a person grows old, he/she will be more open to different kinds of sickness and his/her immune system will decrease that will also cause some parts of his/her body to malfunction.

One of the common changes that a person experience as he/she grows older is eye problem, having an eye problem usually causes that persons eye sight to be vain, to experience difficulty adjusting to glare and not to be able to distinguishing some colors. Sometimes if these eye problem worsen there is a high chance that it can cause this person’s eye sight to be eliminated leaving that person blind.

The consequence of having eye problems might be too much and too serious however attaining these eye problems can still be prevented if the person will practice the proper life style that would surely keep the eyes healthy. This lifestyle is composed of eating meals with high vitamin B that will help improve the condition of the eyes and another way is by having a regular eye check through this the person will be able to identify if he/she is already experiencing eye problems and he/she can now prevent it from worsening.

parts of an eye

parts of an eye

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Health issues prostitute suffers from

Prostitution is one common way of earning money that almost all countries in the world have, it does not matter whether you live in a first world country like United states or in a third world country like the Philippines, it is almost present everywhere. Prostitution is defined as a job wherein a person will have sex with someone he/she does not know in exchange that person will pay her a certain amount of money. It is said that the only difference when a prostitute or a comfort women from a third world country and a first world country is that a comfort woman from a first world country earns more than the woman in the third world.

Indeed, being a comfort woman will surely help the person to earn money, however, like other jobs, there are also consequences that this job can make to the comfort women, consequences that are not usually attained. They usually feel these downsides when they’ re already old. Study shows that being a comfort woman can effect a person physically and emotionally. When a person gets old and was not able to live the life he/she sees during the past, usually has regrets in his/her life, regrets that usually haunt that person that can cause several mental disorder and these happen to comfort women, mostly at their senior age. Some of the examples of mental disorder that a comfort woman attains at a senior age are low self esteem, self destructiveness and guilt. Another factor that causes mental disorder to comfort women not only at a senior age but also even at an early age is whenever they are sexually abused, if a comfort woman is sexually abused, there is a chance that she will have a post stress disorder.

Also, a common sickness that a comfort woman can suffer from are HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Having multiple sexual partners and having some unprotected sexual intercourse creates a higher chance for a person to attain the said diseases and most likely when they attained it it does not shows its effect at an instant, it will take time for it to show up[ and it usually worsen at the senior age.

Senior Citizen

Senior Citizen

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prostitution

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How to quit smoking during senior stage

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quit smoking now

Vices are defined as a bad behavior or a bad habit that a person learns as he/she grows up. Example of these vices are eating too much fats, drinking alcohol, doing illegal drugs and one of the most common vices that almost half of a population is doing, smoking cigarettes. Every vices has its own bad effect that a person can experience if he/she does not change his/her lifestyle. Eating too much fat will increase the rate of having heart diseases and cholesterol, while drinking too much alcohol will increase the chances of liver diseases, and doing illegal drugs will increase the possibility of attaining brain diseases, however, it is smoking that can result to different types of diseases. If a person does not quit smoking the possible sickness that he/she would experience are heart attack, stroke, bronchitis and cataracts and cancer and these are commonly felt during a person’s senior stage.

Some people think that quitting smoking should be done at an early age and not at a senior age because there would not be any effect if a person quits at an old age, however quitting at a senior stage will still have health benefits for the smoker, indeed it would not be as much as quitting at an early age but it will still help the person to attain any benefits. A way in quitting smoking is to be determined in quitting, the person might have tried to quit years ago and he/she was not able to do it thus feeling less determined so that will just not help him/her in quitting. However one main factor that can help old people into quitting is life experience, example if he/she is already experiencing difficulty in breathing and the doctor have already told that smoking is the reason it is most likely that the person would be awaken to the fact that smoking can brings to him/her and probably he/she will quit.

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The Elderly Having Type 2 Diabetes

What one may not know is that type 2 diabetes for the elderly may cause a lot of complications. It doesn’t even matter if the elderly maintains their blood sugar level. Here are a few common complications among seniors with diabetes and what can be done to prevent it.

  • Vision problems

If high blood sugar is not controlled right away, it may cause sever damage to the blood vessels of the retina. If this happens, blood can get into the eye and obscure the senior’s vision. Although this condition is treatable with laser surgery if caught early on, it is still very serious. To maintain the vision of the senior, it is highly important to check the A1C glucose levels regularly.

  • Hearing loss

When your glucose level is high, the blood vessels and nerve inside the year may be damaged. Make sure to take care of your health properly and if you have any suspicions of hearing loss, it is best to see a doctor right away.

  • Cognitive impairment

The cause of memory loss may be higher blood sugar levels. The high glucose levels damage the neurons in the brain causing these cognitive impairments. With the proper help given to seniors, this impairment may be overstated.

  • Mobility difficulties

Developing never damage or neuropathy is common for seniors with diabetes. Seniors would feel numbness in their feet and toes, as well as pain while sleeping or walking. It is important to remain active through this because exercise may reduce the pain while helping lower blood sugar levels. It’s also vital to check your body for any wounds and to treat them as soon as possible to avoid any infections or amputations.

What occurs in Type 2 Diabetes

What occurs in Type 2 Diabetes

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