The Discussion of Various Organ Changes as the Human Body Grows Older

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Growing and developing to a ripe old age is the dream of many people. They want to live to see many changes in the world and their family lineage growing and enjoy the benefits that come with the old age. There are many people who have lived up to this dream inspiring others to get there as well. During the process of aging, there are many changes experienced within the body. In fact, most of the organs, body parts if not all change to some extent. These changes usually compromise the function of the organs leading to insufficient function, which could lead to pathological effects and later failure leading to death (Partridge, 2009). Changes in the various organ systems are discussed hereafter. The Cardiovascular system This system is comprised of the heart, the arteries, veins and capillaries. It is important for the pumping and distribution of oxygenated blood to other parts of the body and the collection point for the deoxygenated blood from other parts of the body. The tissues of the heart which are usually tender start to stiffen. There is less energy from the mitochondria which is the powerhouse of energy production in the body. This leads to compromise in the structure of individual cells and on the tissues as well. The tissues of the heart start to stiffen, and the entire muscle of the heart stiffens. The healthy muscle tissue of the heart is replaced by a stiff connective tissue which leads to stiffening of the valves. Elasticity of the heat muscle is compromised, and they cannot contact and relax as they were years back (Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields, 2009). These changes have an effect on the function and output of the heart. Researchers noted that the output if a seventy-year-old person was about three, and half li... ... middle of paper ... ...tic and harden making is hard to hold a lot of urine. Muscles in the pelvic region weaken, and the bladder does not have a lot of support. These factors may increase the chances of developing conditions like Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Urinary Incontence, cancer and Prolapsed bladder (Eliopoulos, 2013). Conclusion Aging is a very important process to most people. As they age, the body systems change, and they cannot function as they used to in the younger years. These changes usually have a high impact on the well-being of the organs and systems of the body. They usually develop pathological changes, which can be fatal if not well looked after. However, it should be appreciated that aging is mandatory and the measures taken do not have any significant changes in old age. As such, people should not bother a lot when the old age starts to take a toll on them.

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