There’s no doubt that the human body begins to break down as you age. While some people age more gracefully than others, you are still at a higher risk for some health issues as you age. Your body just doesn’t work as well the older you get.
Some people will experience a little joint pain, some people will keeping exercising and traveling well into their senior years, and other people will battle illness. It’s a sad fact. Here are a few common things to keep an eye out for as you age, and what you can do to try to stay healthy.
There are different types of hearing loss that can occur, and you can take some time to learn about the signs of hearing loss. Some causes can include loud noises in your job, not wearing proper ear protection when hunting or mowing the lawn, and even not wearing ear protection at concerts. Your hearing may seem fine early on, but as you get older you may notice changes in how you hear.
Go to the doctor for regular hearing tests, especially as you get older. If you frequent a lot of concerts or mow the lawn for a living you may want to get your hearing checked periodically no matter what age you are.
While many issues with eyesight that are deemed age related can actually happen at any age, they are more likely to start happening once you have reached, and passed, 40. You may start to experience vision issues that lead you to a need for bifocals or trifocals, you may start getting cataracts, and you could experience macular degeneration.
People with other health issues, like diabetes and high blood pressure, can also be at an increased risk for eye issues and problem with their vision.
As you age you may find you get winded faster. It could just be that you are out of shape if you haven’t been doing the physical activity you once did. It could also be other health related issues, some caused by things like smoking, and others that just happen naturally.
If you’re having breathing problems it’s important to get your lungs checked out. Even non smokers can get lung cancer or COPD.
Male or female, aging can affect your libido too. Women going through menopause can often experience in a decrease in sexual interest. There are many reasons for this, mostly hormonal.
Men can also have issues, and can usually find help with drugs like Viagra. However, it’s important to find out what the underlying cause is. Impotence can be caused by anything from smoking to high blood pressure.