Changes Associated with Aging and Their Effect on Self-Esteem P5 M3

Physical and psychological changes associated with aging

Effects of aging on the cardiovascular system
Aging brings on increased stiffness of the chest wall, diminished blood flow through the lungs, and a reduction in the strength of your heartbeat.
Many of the cells even lose their ability to function or they function abnormally. Waste products build up inside your tissue, and connective tissue becomes stiffer, making organs, blood vessels and airways becoming more rigid. Cell membranes also change, causing them to have more trouble getting oxygen and nutrients, and removing carbon dioxide and wastes, than when you were younger.

An effect of changes in your tissue and cells is changes to your organs. Organs slowly lose function. The heart, lungs, and kidneys have the most change during aging. When an organ is worked harder than usual, it may not be able to increase function. Sudden heart failure or other problems can develop when the body is worked harder than usual. Loss of reserve also makes it harder to restore equilibrium in the body.
Yours Kidneys decline in size and function. They don't clear wastes and some medicines from the blood as quickly and don't help the body handle dehydration as well as in the past. This will mean you may need lower doses of medication.

Atherosclerosis is a disease with aging. It is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries.
Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries, limiting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body.
Atherosclerosis can affect any artery in the body, including arteries in the heart, brain, arms, legs, pelvis, and kidneys. As a result, different diseases may develop based on which arteries are affected. For example; coronary heart disease is caused by build up of plaque in the coronary arteries.
Atherosclerosis can lead to both heart attacks and stroke. And it can also do damage to the legs, kidneys, and intestines....