Menopause happens due to the decrease of estrogen in the female body which then leads to the
Middle-aged adults begin to show visible signs of aging. Vision usually changes and many who did not need corrective lenses or eyeglasses may find that they need them. Hearing loss begins, especially at the higher frequencies. Height begins with the maximum height from young adulthood but then begins to diminish. This process is more rapid in women who have osteoporosis. Changes occur in the nervous system and reaction time slows. The ability to perform complex tasks remains intact. Those in middle age usually begin to gain weight, 5–10 kg (10–20 lb) and experience a decline in strength and flexibility. Women in late middle age experience menopause. Menopause can have many side effects, some welcome and some not so welcome. Menopause ends
Symptoms can emerge as the female body adjusts to the decrease in estrogen levels as a result of natural or surgical menopause. Conversely, some women may experience no symptoms where others may experience one or all. Inadequate estrogen levels can also contribute to changes in the vaginal and urinary tracts, which can cause painful intercourse and urinary infections. Symptoms may last for several months or years and have been reported to vary greatly in onset and severity. Fleeting hot flashes, night sweats, and fatigue are the most frequently communicated symptoms. Osteoporosis, a condition characterized by decrease in bone mass and density, causes the bones to become fragile and is a long-term condition associated with menopause.
Nowadays, people, especially women, concern their outer beauty such as appearance more than inner beauty. The image of women in the media is about having a slim and well-shaped body, and a bright skin tone, but how many women think that they are perfect in the reality? The social standard of women’s image is affected by the media because it has strong influence in society. Gradually, people believe that having a slim body and bright skin stone equals to beauty, and women set this social standard as their goal. However, the social standard of beauty has changed in the recent years because many people, especially models died from underweight and plastic surgery. Moreover, numerous cosmetic advertisements advocate “perfect skin” or “anti-aging,” which can create a desire of buying the products because people want to keep young and even perfect. The final purpose of these advertisements is to encourage people to pursue better in their appearances. However, most cosmetic advertisements include some stereotyped characters in terms of race, age, and feeling for different gender. These characters are demonstrated in the advertisements of brands like L’Oreal and Laneige.
Youth and good looks are highly coveted in American society. Because we are such a visual society, looks are seemingly of chief importance, even over intelligence or abilities. We, as Americans, have conceptualized what the ideal of "beautiful," is, which can change over time. One's physical appearance determines how we are treated, even before American society deems us "old." If we are underappreciated or disrespected due to our physical appearance, it may cause low self esteem, even in the most confident people. As one ages, graying hair, wrinkles, and sagging skin can continue to lower one's self-esteem, because we look "old" by American perspectives. Therefore, we look for ways to enhance our physical "beauty." Agesim is ultimately the
The transition from adulthood to old age was a difficult task for Philomena’s adult development, because she lost her son, Anthony, when she was a younger mother. There were few crises that Philomena had, due to the loss of her son. She struggled with her faith and felt that she was a neglectful mother. According to Frears (2013) Philomena stated that she felt like Anthony was a sin and God had punished her, when the American couple took Anthony away from her at the Roscrea Abbey Sister of the Scared Heart, the laundry home. This was the place, where Philomena’s father sent her, when she had Anthony and had to work in the laundry home to pay off her debt to the nuns. Hutchison (2015) found that Philomena and Anthony were a lone-parent family at the laundry home.
With passage of time and sun exposure, once beautiful flawless and lustful female cleavage slowly shows its age, loses its glow, smoothness and lustful appearance. It is slowly replaced by crinkly skin which is coarse, rough and unpleasant to touch. Visible appearance of lines, wrinkles, discolorations, spots and mark, solar elastosis, actinic keratosis even skin cancer replace what was once a showpiece, the center of attention.
As we get older we go through physical changes such as our voice, our mobility, our vision, our hearing, and our balance which are just a few physical changes that occur. But one change that many of us, especially women, dread about as we age is our appearance. As
Both used qualitative open-ended questions to survey or interview participants about their ideas about interventions or products to be used to slow down or stop the natural aging process. One of the articles also used quantitative measures in an online survey to ask about the purchasing of anti-aging products, self-esteem and the importance of appearance. Both articles considered sociocultural pressures in the media to conform to the normative gender scripts that are being prescribed to women in their mid-life to senior years.
The similarities my post and classmates share are financial security. The difference is that I focused on living facilities for the elderly. The overarching common need I see is assistance, transportation, and nutritious meals. A common health issue for elders I noticed is cardiovascular disease. Yes, after reading different discussion boards I am able to see the similarities to what I read in the book. For example, I read how finance issues cause problems and how insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid come into play.
Aging conditions in Skin Aging is attained by a convoluted series of degenerative biochemical mechanism overtime, swayed by both internal features (cellular metabolism, genetics, hormone and metabolic processes) and external features (sun exposure, pollution, radiation, chemicals, contaminants, inactive lifestyle). These combined aspects would naturally result in progressive structural and physiological deviations or impairment the skin aesthetics. Skin is the largest organ and therefore skin health is a reflection of our internal health and overall happiness. Although ageing is a natural procedure, premature ageing can be stopped and the effects of aging can be curtailed. Aging is a natural phase of life and we should embrace it. However,
Medicine in the 21st century is growing rapidly. This growth has been due mainly to the appearance of new technologies. Aesthetic Medicine has not been left behind and, on the contrary, innovation in equipment provides effective treatments that make it accessible to a large part of the community today. On
Women are not the only ones who experience such changes. Men are also subject to changes. The male hormone testosterone tends decline as men age. Symptomatic of midlife changes for men include “more fatigue, increased abdominal body fat, decreased muscle mass, osteoporosis, metabolic problems, cognitive decline, loss of libido, and erectile dysfunction” (Crandell et al., 485).
Today’s market is in full speed to come up with the best product in promoting the slowing of the biological clock. Money is the number one motivator of those selling the idea of slowing down the biological clock. As individual ages he or she is trying to find ways improve his or her appearance, and in some way is looking for the fountain of youth. The desire to slow down the aging process can differ for each person. People can turn to plastic surgery, or a new facial product, the bottom line is that there is a need and a want for this market. The desire of many aging people to read a book on how to slow down the biological clock, try a new product that promises a younger appearance, or to buy a pair of glasses to improve their eyesight, are some of the motivations that sellers are looking for. Many options are available in today’s market for the aging population, but before going out and spending money a clear understanding of what the consequences may arise in using what is available in today’s
A Changing Lifestyle At the age of thirty, I am still trying to find my place in the world. I have moved in and out of my parents’ home several times, and each time I have learned important lessons about life. Gaining independence is often a long and difficult struggle.