Category list : Anatomy and physiology
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Like all body systems, the renal system goes through an inevitable decline in its function as the body ages, but in the absence of disease it will function adequately throughout life
The many functions of the digestive system are differently affected by age, making older people more prone to gastrointestinal conditions
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the respiratory system which mean older people are at increased risk of respiratory tract infections. What exactly happens and why?
Lynne Yates explains the importance of knowing how the aging process can affect a person’s body - and their response to treatment
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the cardiovascular system that mean the heart works less efficiently. What exactly happens and why?
“Women who take paracetamol or ibuprofen just twice a week could be damaging their hearing permanently,” the Daily Mail reports.
“Parkinson’s disease ‘may start in gut’,” BBC News reports. New research involving mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may lead to a greater decline in motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Regulation of the blood pressure is a vital physiological process enabling the body to respond to immediately changing demands such as ‘fight or flight’, or resting
“Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster! Study shows it is the most pain-free cost-efficient way to pass them,” says the Mail Online of a study carried out in the US which tested riding roller coasters as a way of passing kidney stones.
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