15 Common Signs of Aging and their Remedies

15CommonSignsOfAgingAndTheirRemedies

1.Dull thin hair:

Child birth, certain medications/medical treatments and stress, all can cause dull thin hair as well as hair fall.

Remedy: You must see a doctor to get the hair fall issue resolved. You can use reputed hair care products as well on doctor’s recommendations.

2. Turkey neck:

Wrinkled skin causes turkey neck.

Remedy:  In order to fix, you need to apply moisturizer (that contains peptides for collagen production) over the wrinkled skin. Also long neck tops and long necklaces can help hide the turkey neck. Medical treatments include laser treatments which can improve the skin texture. Thermage or ReFirme, radiofrequency and light devices can also be used to stimulate production of collagen in the neck.

3. Less perky breasts:

Lack of tissues and fat makes breasts sag. Few common reasons for this could be gravity, breastfeeding and lack of proper support.

Remedy: Analyse yourself in the mirror, and if you find your breasts sagging, tighten the straps. If they are still sagging, it’s time to change your bra.

4. Spotted hands with veins standing out:

Loss of collagen causes spotted hands with veins standing out more. This further leads to brown spots and skin damage by sun.

Remedy: Apply sunscreen daily over the parts of your body that are usually exposed to sun. Keep your exposed parts well hydrated. Sun damage can be repaired using laser treatments and photodynamic therapy, which causes stimulation of collagen production.

5. Sore feet:

Bunions, cracked feet and calluses are a result of using ill-fitting shoes for years.

Remedy: Moisturizing cracked heels can help heal sore feet. Cortisone injections and surgery are options for painful bunions.

6. Sparse eyebrows and eyelashes:

Aging causes changes in hormones, which causes damage to the eyebrow follicles, which results in sparse eyebrows and eyelashes, making it harder for the hair on the eyebrows and eyelashes to grow back.

Remedy: Use a small-angled brush to fill in with soft strokes in a shade that matches your hair color. You can also use false lashes as another option.

7. Wrinkled knees and elbows:

Neglected skin causes wrinkles and dry patches especially on knees and elbows.

Remedy: Use moisturizer containing ammonium lactate or urea, both help moisture get pass the skin. Knee lift and yoga are other options to fix wrinkled knees and elbows.

8. Fine lines and wrinkles:

Loss of collagen and elasticity reduces skin volume thereby causing fine lines and wrinkles.

Remedy: Use antioxidants (which helps fight free radicals), sunscreen (with SPF of at least 30), and retinoids. See a doctor. Botox, fillers, and laser treatments can be provided by your doctor.

9. Fading smile:

Enamel of your teeth wears away over time, exposing yellow surface and making your smile gummy and more prone to stains.

Remedy: Use whitening gels on teeth. Teeth whitening treatment can also be provided by your dentist.

10. Heart working hard:

As you grow older, your blood vessels and arteries become rigid and hence your heart has to work harder to pump blood, which may cause high blood pressure and other heart problems.

Remedy: Stay active and do cardiovascular exercises like walking, jogging etc.

11. Vision and hearing problems:

You may find it hard to focus your eyes on objects. You might need vision glasses to fix the problem developed in your eyes. You could also experience problems in hearing.

Remedy: Get your vision and hearing checked by doctor regularly. Wear sunglasses and ear plugs to protect your eyes from bright sunlight and ear from loud noises respectively.

12. Teeth and gum changes:

Your gums may not stick to your teeth tightly. Your mouth may become drier and hence may cause tooth decay and mouth infections.

Remedy: Brush atleast twice a day and rinse once a day with anti-bacterial mouthwash and also floss once in a day to get rid of plaque and stuck food in your teeth.

13. Bones become less dense and more fragile:

With aging, bones become less dense and more fragile which increases the risk of fractures. Joint painsand overall body weekness, losing muscle mass and reduced activity are also common in old ages.

Remedy: Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Dairy products, almonds, and vegetables like broccoli and kale are good sources of calcium. Spending enough time in sunlight provides good amount of vitamin D that is needed by the body. Tuna, sardines, egg yolks, and fortified foods such as milk and many cereals can also be taken for Vitamin D. Upon doctor’s advice, suppliments can also be taken for Vitamin D.

14. Frequent bathroom trips:

Old aged people may experience urinary incontinence, where they find it hard to control their urination and hence result in frequent bathroom trips.

Remedy: If you are going too much to bathroom, in most cases, symptoms can be controlled or even cured. So make sure you see your doctor, if you are dealing with this issue.

15. Sex life changes:

With age, a woman’s vagina tissue may become drier, thinner and less elastic while a man can find it harder to get and maintain erection.

Remedy: Talk to your doctor. He might prescribe you with medication to easy physical symptoms and boost your desire for sex.

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