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Why do we get more aches and pains as we age?
Simple answer: stuff wears out
Cells in our body are always constantly breaking down and being replaced. As we age we can't keep that up. Eventually, things start to hurt when they start to literally wear out. This occurs in every organ system and every structure but for this answer think about the bones and the joints.
Many aches and pains are joint-related. Joints have a lining or cartilage at the end of each bone of that joint to provide a smooth gliding surface. Cartilage gets “hard” and thinner when it ( cartilage) loses its ability to recover from this cellular breakdown. Ligaments weaken over time ( not always in the most obvious patterns/but slow and subtle at first. These joints change their axis and orientation, the thinner cartilage can't respond. Inflammation occurs in response, which brings out other proteins and cells and “factors” that cause pain. Swollen joints don't move well. A vicious cycle ensues…stuff wears out.
The largest part of why we get more aches and pains is that the majority of people today are degenerating far too rapidly~ They rely on starches, they predominantly eat rice, dead animals, eggs, dairy products. I see older adults going home with a gallon of cow milk in a plastic endocrine-disrupting jug? I mean, this was information available long ago to many people but they refused to listen?
Why do we have more? Degeneration - plain and simple.
We have issues for sure, but with a plant-based diet, fresh juices daily, a mineral-rich diet, a few supplements, exercise, sleep with the moon; staving off accelerated aging which we see as commonplace today; is a reality!
Hope this helps~
With age, bones tend to shrink in size and density — which weakens them and makes them more susceptible to fracture. You might even become a bit shorter. Muscles generally lose strength and flexibility, and you might become less coordinated or have trouble balancing.
People lose bone mass or density as they age. The bones lose calcium and other minerals.
The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae. Between each bone is a gel-like cushion (called a disk). The middle of the body (trunk) becomes shorter as the disks gradually lose fluid and become thinner.
Vertebrae also lose some of their mineral content, making each bone thinner. The spinal column becomes curved and compressed (packed together). Bone spurs caused by aging and overall use of the spine may also form on the vertebrae.
I believe there are two related reasons: First, with aging comes increased susceptibility to damage, especially on small scales (tissues become less elastic, muscular bulk decreases), and second, the recovery process may take longer. The result is that an activity that hadn't caused problems in the past produces discomfort and stiffness the next day.
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