We’re not always prepared for the full impact of our body ageing. It’s fair to say that your body when you are 25 can be quite different compared to the state of your body when you are 50. Indeed, there are numerous health issues that you might not expect or see coming. Let’s explore some of these and make sure that you know how to handle them the right way

Hearing Trouble 

First, you might find that you are experiencing trouble with your hearing. It’s one of the most common impacts of ageing. You could notice that you are not hearing as well or that you are hearing sounds that aren’t actually there. This is a key sign of tinnitus and it’s something that you should be aware of. While there is no cure for tinnitus – often caused by exposure to loud noises – there are treatment options and coping mechanisms. If you notice any changes to your hearing, it’s worth speaking to an audiologist. You can learn more about the role they play here and why it’s important you get checked out. 

Chronic Pain 

Once you reach the age of thirty you might notice that you are in more pain than usual. Aches can develop suddenly, last for a few days and then fade. If you go to the doctors, then they might simply say four words: Welcome to your thirties. 

The reality is that life can go a little downhill once you reach this age. You are more likely to develop muscle aches and issues like this that seem to have no real cause. Instead, it may be just your body aging. It’s also likely that some injuries you sustained when you are younger are finally catching up with you. Injuries can lie dormant for years before they start to cause you pain. That’s why you should always make sure that you are getting checked out if you are in an accident or have sustained an injury. You can never be completely certain of the full extent of the damage. 

If you are worried about chronic pain and the impact it is having on your life, try aqua therapy. This will allow the muscles to relax and ensure that you can get the relief that you desire.

 

The C Word 

It’s important to realize that while cancer can impact anyone at any age, there are various forms of cancer that become more likely and more common as you age. This means that you have to be extra vigilant and watch out for the signs that something might be wrong. There are countless different forms of cancer but they all have one thing in common. If you catch them early then the prognosis improves dramatically. You have a far better chance of survival, remission and a longer life expectancy. The main point is to be hyper aware of any peculiar changes to your body. This might include lumps and bumps or skin issues. If they don’t go away in about two weeks, it’s worth booking an appointment with a doctor. While we don’t want to end up with paranoia, it’s also important that issues like this don’t slip underneath the surface 

Dementia 

Finally, it’s important to understand that there are countless different forms and types of dementia. It’s an umbrella term that includes a variety of conditions. One of the key misconceptions about dementia is that it only develops a lot later in life and this isn’t actually the case. The reality is that dementia can occur at any point after about 25. There are cases where people have started to show the signs of dementia as early as 30. It’s also important to be aware that there’s no cure for dementia and no quick fix. 

That said researchers do believe that there are ways to reduce the chances of it developing. This includes keeping the brain active. You should treat your brain like a muscle and regularly exercise it with different challenges, tasks and processes. This could be as simple as completing a daily crossword or using a brain training app on your phone.

We hope this helps you understand some of the common health issues that can impact you as you age. If you are worried that some of these problems might be affecting you, it’s important that you don’t let them dwell under the surface or ignore them completely. Instead, you need to make sure that you are taking the right steps to preserve your health and ensure that you do have the best quality of life possible.