Changes to Your Body at 50-Years-Old

Changes to Your Body at 50-Years-Old

September 18, 2018 Botox & Filler Knowledge Base 0

Depending on how old you are now, 50-years-old could either be in the near or far future. But no matter how close to, far away, or if you’re at that age now, it is important to be prepared for potential changes that could happen to your body.

What Happens to Your Body at 50-Years-old?

There are many changes that could happen to you once you reach the age of 50-years-old, some are preventable and can be slowed down, however, some may be unavoidable, but regardless these potential changes are important to be aware of.

Changes in Hearing and Sight After 50-Years-Old

The worsening of a person’s hearing and/or sight is often a common sign of aging. Some people as they get older require glasses or a stronger prescription as it is harder on their eyes to focus on things up close or in the distance. In addition to this, night vision has also been known to get worse as a person gets older. Going to an eye doctor is always important, but it is even more crucial as you get older since you are more prone to changes.

Hearing issues, on the other hand, can be a little bit harder to notice and keep track of since the decline of someone’s hearing tends to happen gradually. As you get older, it may be harder to hold a conversation where there is an abundance of noise in the background, in addition to hearing high-frequency sounds.

Weight Changes

According to Health24: “As you age, your body will need less energy. If you carry on eating the same amount you did when you were younger, you will gain weight. Muscle mass is reduced with age and this slows down your metabolism as well, which in turn can make you pick up a few kilos.”

This can be prevented by eating healthy and daily exercise.

Changes in Sleep

When you’re young you need more sleep but this is not the case as you get older. Older people don’t need as much sleep as a younger person does in order to be alert and functional. On the other hand, as someone ages, they will no longer sleep as deeply as they once did and it may become difficult to stay asleep.

Changes in the Bones and Joints After 50-Years-Old

As a person ages, their bones and joints tend to become more fragile due to wear and tear over the years. This can lead to other issues such as osteoporosis which often causes the reduction of bone density, causing people to become prone to fractures. In addition, height can also be reduced.

Brain Changes

A model of the human brain.

Brain changes after and at 50-years-old do not always happen, some people go their entire lives without any issues but this is not always the case. As you get older memory loss is more common and can be either mild or severe, and can potentially be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Brain changes can be slowed down or sometimes even prevented by partaking in activities that challenge the brain as well as exercising.

Changes in the Skin and Hair

According to Health24: “Your skin will start to become thinner and lose fat and also produce less oil, which will cause it to become drier and less elastic. Few people escape the wrinkles of middle and old age, but good skin care, and avoiding the sun, can certainly arrest this process.Hair-pigment cells will become fewer and your hair will start to turn grey. Hair will become thinner on the scalp (much more so in men than in women).”

A woman with short and beautiful hair posing.

It is important to note that although these health issues are common as people reach 50-years-old and continue to get older, they are not always guaranteed to happen. Different measures can be taken to prevent some of these issues, and some people may even be lucky enough just to have good genes and go their whole lives without dealing with them.

But if you are looking for a way to slow down or reduce the look of aging at, or after, 50-years-old, specifically the impact that aging could have on your skin, Botox may be the answer for you.

The Benefits of Botox at 50-Years-Old

Botox can be used to prevent the formation of wrinkles and also to smooth out the neck and face muscles, in addition to improving the look of current wrinkles and fine lines. Many can benefit from the effects of a Botox treatment including those who are approaching 50-years-old, or those who are older.

According to AcquaBlue: “These dermatological treatments are well tolerated, convenient and far less invasive than cosmetic surgery. They are effective in temporarily decreasing lines and wrinkles of the face. Injection of a dermal filler decreases the depth of these signs of aging by filling in the area under the skin’s surface. Improvement is immediate. The ability to target specific areas is a great benefit.”

Before and after pictures of a Botox procedure.

Although, Botox may not be the right choice for everyone. In order to ensure it is right and safe for you, potential Botox patients should consult with a certified professional.

Dr. Dishani, of Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic in North York, is a licensed professional and is clinically certified to practice Vampire Facial Treatments, Vampire Facelift Treatments, Botox and Filler skin treatments in addition to PRP injections.

For more information and to book your consolation visit the Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic website.

Some of the information used in this article was found on Health24, and on AcquaBlu.