Physiology Of Ageing : Aging And Premature Ageing

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Physiology of Ageing

This assignment will explain what changes in the body happen visually and physically when we naturally age, the identification of the chronic condition Diabetes and how it’s related to the natural ageing progress with suggestions of treating the client with this chronic condition that is receiving medical treatment and the result for doing this outside the area of expertise. Also the differences, intrinsic and extrinsic factors between natural ageing and premature ageing.

Natural ageing rapidly kicks in after round the age of 40-45, each year as we age, collagen in the dermis is produced one percent less than normal. This causes the skin to be more breakable resulting in wrinkles and sagging due to the fibers being thicker, looser and clumped and losing their elasticity. The dead skin cells start to join together as shedding goes down by 28% , fat cells start to decrease in a result of moister not being transported correctly between the layers. Females also have less estrogen due to menopause, all of these result in dry, sagging and transparent skin. Even though these are intrinsic changes they result in being visible changes that we can see (Carrillo, A, 2013). Hair loss and thinning of the lips are also visible changes to natural ageing, some woman even start to develop hair growth on the areas of the body that is unusual to have natural hair growth, for example on the face or neck area this is also due to lack of oestrogen.

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