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The consequence of time: aging

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The consequence of time: aging

Aging is part of every living organism; it is a consequence of time. Despite messages in mainstream media, aging is not a disease but a life process that starts at birth. Everyone ages differently and how you age depends on genetics and lifestyle.   Human aging As we grow older, our body experiences progressive and irreversible changes. Our organs star deteriorating and inevitably, our bodily functions begin to slow down. Early decline begins before the first visible signs and can vary according to individuals. On average, our body starts digressing around the age of 30.   Different ways to age The aging process is different...

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The different types of wrinkles

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The different types of wrinkles

Wrinkles appear as the collagen production in our body diminishes, leaving the skin less elastic and firm. Everyone’s skin wrinkles differently and for a variety of reasons. Treatment and prevention are possible but for a good diagnosis and treatment plan, it’s important to know what type of wrinkle you are dealing with.

There are two basic approaches to dealing with wrinkles: clinical and specialist

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Help with wrinkled skin - Part II

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Help with wrinkled skin - Part II

Wrinkles happen when there is a decrease in collagen that leads to a loss of elasticity and suppleness. While wrinkles can’t be avoided, they can be delayed or softened.   One of the most important factors for slowing ageing and maintaining healthy skin is a balanced diet. Eliminating junk foods while adding natural supplements can contribute to a more youthful look. Regular exercise (including facial exercises), drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, reducing alcohol consumption and not smoking also help with wrinkles.   Natural vs chemical Natural cosmetics made from plant based products can help delay wrinkles or lessen...

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What causes wrinkles - Part I

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What causes wrinkles - Part I

Wrinkles are unavoidable, especially as we age and begin to lose collagen. This important protein keeps the skin firm and supple. It’s not just lack of collagen that causes wrinkles. There are other contributing factors, some that can be easily avoided.   Smoking: To maintain healthy skin, the blood needs to circulate constantly. Smoking lessens the available oxygen and slows down circulation thereby causes facial wrinkles, among other problems.   Dehydration: The skin retains water through the upper layers of the epidermis. This layer helps protect the skin from dehydration caused by too much sun and wind or exposure to...

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Diseases related to old age. Part III

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Diseases related to old age. Part III

There are many diseases that are related to old age, both physical and mental. In the article I and II of "Diseases related to old age" we spoke about the physical diseases. In this article we will discuss those related to the mental capacity loss with old age.   MENTAL DISEASES   Parkinson's Parkinson's disease is also known as idiopathic Parkinsonism or agitating paralysis. This disease results when neurons start producing less dopamine in the brain which causes the muscles to stiffen and tremors.   Causes Genetics. Dopamine production deficiency. Free radicals. Cranial trauma.   Symptom Tremors. Muscle stiffness. Posture...

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