There is a growing body of scientific evidence that points to the role of cellular aging in the development of many age-related diseases. According to some scientists, cellular aging is a “turning point” where the genome in cells changes to be no longer functional.
The cells that make up your body are primarily made up of protein. These proteins are the foundation of life, and at every stage of life, they are destroyed as cells divide. The destruction of these proteins during aging results in more damage to the cells over time.
Your body’s tissues and organs are also made up of proteins. These cells are supposed to age and break down as the body ages, but they are usually better able to survive and maintain a youthful appearance after a certain amount of damage has been done. Unfortunately, for most people, the proteins in the aging tissues of the body breakdown so slowly that they remain functional only until death.
It is thought that the process of cellular aging begins when the cells in one’s body ages too fast. This is because the cell functions in a much slower manner than it did before you were born.
Aging can cause changes to our DNA, which causes mutations which cause the formation of various diseases, but the causative factors of aging itself are still not understood. Scientists believe that genetics, the environment, diet, and lifestyle all play roles in the loss of cellular function and cause us to age.
Aging seems to be particularly likely to occur in the more complex tissues of the body, such as skin, brain, heart, and kidneys. However, it is also associated with the aging of the bones and muscles, which contribute to the same rapid aging. The link between aging and the brain has only recently been uncovered and is still a mystery.
The process of cellular aging is the reason we find that some people live a lot longer than others. A person may live into their early nineties, and be well into their eighties when they start feeling the effects of aging. Many people who live into their eighties will then be experiencing the effects of aging for decades.
The science of aging is far from being understood, and it is not yet possible to accurately determine when the body experiences aging. Scientists have shown that both inside and outside the body, cellular aging can affect all organs. During pregnancy, many women will suffer from diseases of aging like osteoporosis and gout.
However, women who smoke during pregnancy will sometimes develop a specific disease that is not related to aging. Researchers have also shown that certain treatments such as chemotherapy can cause a generalized slowdown in the aging process. Even the widely used drug rivaroxaban during chemotherapy can contribute to aging.
Aging is a problem for all of us, even though it is not yet fully understood how to reverse the processes of aging. Although the best way to prevent the onset of aging is to live a healthy lifestyle, prevention can be done by changing simple lifestyle habits. We can all eat a healthier diet, live a daily exercise routine, and avoid smoking, drinking, and other risky behaviors.
Each person is different, and each person has a unique personal experience of aging. Some people may have fewer physical symptoms of aging than others, but everyone will experience different symptoms of aging, and some may be affected differently than others.