Sex and aging and the effects it has on the body go both ways for men. A man can develop prostate problems as he ages, this can be caused by the decrease of natural testosterone levels, which helps control the growth of prostate cells, which then creates the signs of prostate cancer. As women age, their hormones do decrease to a certain extent, they become more prone to osteoporosis and they are also at increased risk of suffering from depression. Overall, aging is the main cause of sexual dysfunction in women and is a major cause of sexual dysfunction in men.
Track whether or not you get short of breath while walking. This could be walking down the street or it could be walking up stairs, but you struggle to make it the whole way without gasping for air. It could be asthma or a cold, but it could also be a sign your heart is in trouble. Fluid that builds up in the left side of the heart can cause coughing. This is easily treatable and, once you get it fixed, chances are promising that you’ll never experience it again. While exercise promotes a healthy heart, don’t wait to get this symptom checked out. It could save your life.
Men coping with aging may have different goals for their lives but the common thread among them is a sense of loss and loneliness as well as an awareness that they are losing something that they are used to having. This loss of social and emotional control is the ultimate cause for depression in men over age 65, who are most likely to experience this disorder. They may also be feeling that they no longer fit into the society or they may just be experiencing a variety of symptoms related to their growing older.
Growing old can be stressful. Yes I know that sounds like an understatement. But it also doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. Just a few commonsense suggestions can go along way toward ratcheting down your stress index to a more manageable level.
It seems that underlying pre-existing conditions are the real problem. And the elderly may suffer from a larger number of these debilitating conditions simply because of the decline in the immune system. Studies conducted in mainland China at the Imperial College have revealed that 13.4% of individuals in their 80’s will die of the coronavirus if they contract the disease, while only 1.25% of those in their 50’s will succumb to the disease. But this is not merely a factor of age. A healthy person in their 80’s is far more likely to survive the condition that one decades younger who has an underlying condition such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes. This is a major problem because the incidence of chronic disease has been increasing steadily. Studies in 2009-2010 show that 21% of people aged from 45 to 64 suffer from two chronic diseases, up from 16% in 1999-2000. So, it’s not just a problem of Covid-19 killing the aged, but the fact that chronic disease is creating an extremely vulnerable population.
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of a pounding head, knowing you have a busy agenda for the day. But look no farther than massage. If you can’t afford to get to a massage therapist, massage the temple points right to the side of each eye. Massage your forehead and behind your ears.
If you find yourself forgetful, or even sluggish, talk to your doctor and consider if Vitamin D would be right for you. Similar to fish oil, this supplement is going to protect your heart to keep it healthy and strong. This is a bonus if heart disease runs in your family. But, Vitamin D is also a good vitamin for hair. In men, it’s possible that Vitamin D could restore their hair for a longer period of time.