I am well past 70, only 5 months from 78.
Quick summary of what I learned. Well, just delete Quick. We know I am not.
Life in your 70's, not in THE 70's, YOUR 70's.
Some changes in your 70s are universal,
Shifts happen, 😋
If we live long enough, 😋
The brain shrinks, signals from different areas to your brain, Slow Down, multitask is harder,
attention span gets shorter.
After 70 your heart can’t beat as fast during exercise or when you’re stressed.
The heart walls get thicker, valves get stiffer. Blood may not flow through as efficiently.
Age spots and wrinkles appear. Skin bruises more, you sweat less.
Skin dries, feels like paper. Itchy, easily irritated.
Your metabolism slows
.We gain or spread out, we don't drink enough water because the body doesn't tell us we are thirsty.
In your 70's, you might lose an inch or two off your height as disks in your back flatten. .
(2 of my inches are GONE)
you either sleep to much, or not at all, or sleep with many wakeups. Sleep patterns change.
Your Immune System
Your body’s defenses lose a step in your 70s, which leaves you more vulnerable to illness.
Vaccines don’t work as well as they once did for you, we are more susceptible to infection and viruses
Your Digestive System
Your stomach lining is more fragile. your digestive system doesn't move the food as well as it did.
Constipation comes, or the opposite.
Your bladder can’t hold as much as it once did, and your muscles that support it lose strength.
more trips to the bathroom or not enough trips.
certain sounds can't be heard
hard to understand what others are saying.
Background noise also can interfere more with your conversations.
For details and answers got to WebMD HERE
|There is nothing wrong with me, I am just IN MY 70's!|
I AM NORMAL! 😎