Ageing and getting older used to always mean a range of different medical problems. Hearing loss, hair loss, weight gain, back pain, they all used to be facts of life when it came to ageing. But not anymore. Ageing isn’t what it used to be, and there’s a reason why they say forty is the new thirty and fifty is the new forty. The dream that people have when they age is for their twilight years to be some of the best times and to age gracefully, Well, thanks to technology and medicine you just might be able to make that dream come true. Just look at some of the medical advances that have changed or will change how we age.

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Say Goodbye To Hair Loss

Yes, hair loss is still a fact of life, and most guys will experience some form of it before they even hit forty. Why then, are the celebs reaching seventy with full heads of hair. Is it good food or good science? It’s definitely the latter with a range of treatment options available for thinning or balding hair. For instance, you can get hair plugs to cover up a receding hairline or even hair transplants. It all depends on what you want to go through and how much you’re willing to spend. But if you’re feeling self-conscious about that bald patch, you do have options available to you.

Can You Hear Me?

You will be able to with the latest tech to stop hearing loss. In the past, if you went deaf you had one option, a hearing aid. Now there are various different forms of hearing loss treatment available, and perhaps the best is a transplant. This is best used to treat tinnitus. You might not think that tinnitus is even a form of hearing loss, but it is. Tinnitus occurs when you lose part of your hearing, and it does get gradually worse over time. The buzzing can get so loud that you’ll barely be able to hear anything else as your hearing fades. With a transplant, you can eliminate the buzzing and get your hearing back. It’s just one of the options available to those with hearing issues.

No More Dementia

Two years ago this would have been a crazy statement. Today, we’re getting closer to curing dementia with a drug in the testing phase right now. So, within five years after successful trials, the threat and fear of dementia could be gone for good. You’ll be able to keep your mental capacity intact long into your twilight years. This is perhaps the most staggering advancement in medical treatments for the elderly yet and if that’s now a possibility who know’s what could become a reality in the future?

Biologically Forever Young?

No wrinkles, no weakened muscles and no increased susceptibility to certain diseases? Now wouldn’t that be incredible? Well again, scientists might be a stone through away from introducing this type of medicine onto the market. Yes, right now, there are studies into the effects of certain drugs on keeping cells young, even reversing the effects of aging. So, who knows, ten years from now, sixty could be the new thirty!

 

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I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

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