Part 3 – Ageing

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What will you feel while ageing? First, you need to realize that you are going to age anyway, whether you like it or not, whether you feel good about it or not. From this point, change your perception of ageing. Age comes with knowledge, understanding, and the older you get, the more you understand and the easier life gets overall. The followings are the signs and symptoms of ageing. You should be able to recognize them as you become aged:

  • Loss of stamina.
  • Slow recovery time after exercise.
  • Feeling of lethargy or fatigue in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
  • Poor sleep.
  • More feeling of irritability, anxiety, emotional swings.
  • Fall in work output compared to past.
  • Loss of strength and muscle mass.
  • Need of use of reading glasses.
  • Knee pain.
  • Wrinkles in the skin.
  • Greying of hair, loss of hair. If at least four or five of them are present, you should know you are ageing.

In some of the above, we cannot do a lot but, in the majority, we can act proactively and delay the ill effects of ageing. We cannot manage many of them. This management will not only come from you but also from your doctors who advices. Nowadays, there are specialized doctors who take care of old age – they are called Gerontologists. These doctors can work with the ageing population and make their life enjoyable. Old age homes are now very common in the western and advanced countries.