Describe the Physical and Physcolgical Changes Due to the Ageing Process

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Ageing occurs in every human being. It is genetically programmed to pass through a sequence of development. Ageing begins to occur usually at the stage of menopause. It is the wearing out of body cells. Lifestyle choices often can be a cause of ageing as damages to body systems such as high cholesterol diets causing Coronary Heart Disease or being out in the sun a lot causing the wrinkling of skin. Hormonal control Women usually experience a major decrease in the hormone oestrogen following the stage of menopause where a women stops having her periods, meaning she is not able to have any more children. This decrease in oestrogen is associated with osteoporosis. Women are more at risk of having osteoporosis than men because bone strength is influenced by the reduction of osteoporosis. Some people may be more at risk of osteoporosis than others because osteoporosis may be influenced by genetic inheritance. The environment can make a difference as exercise can help strengthen muscles and bone and may help prevent osteoporosis. Menopause is when a woman stops menstruating and can no longer get pregnant. This is a natural event. However for some women the physical and emotional symptoms that come from menopause can be difficult. Menopause involves hormonal changes all around the body and can cause physical symptoms. When the ovaries stop producing oestrogen and progesterone (the female sex hormones) the oestrogen levels can drop over years. This can cause hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. During menopause there are many changes that will take place. The risk of having a heart attack will increase because of the reduction of oestrogen. Periods will gradually become far apart and become lighter and not last very long. Hot flushes are mostly common and experienced by women during this period of time. Hot flushes occur within 4-5 times a day. They cause

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