As We Age Our Stem Cells Lose Their Regenerative Capacity
As we age our stem cell numbers decrease and also lose vitality
Unfortunately, as we age we slowly lose our regenerative capacity, because:
We lose vast numbers of our stem cells, and the stem cells that remain are far less energetic and capable as the stem cells we had when we were younger.
Reduced Stem Cell Numbers
There is increasing evidence that the aging process can have adverse effects on stem cells. As stem cells age, their renewal ability deteriorates and their ability to differentiate into the various cell types is altered. Accordingly, it is suggested aging-induced deterioration of stem cell functions may play a key role in the pathophysiology of the various aging-associated disorders. Understanding the role of the aging process in deterioration of stem cell function is crucial, not only in understanding the pathophysiology of aging-associated disorders but also in the future development of effective stem cell-based therapies to treat aging-associated diseases.
How Do Hormone Imbalances Affect Me?
In women, the decline in estrogen and progesterone levels is what leads to Menopause. In men, the decline in testosterone levels is what leads to Andropause. For both men and women, these changes can have widespread effects on both physical and mental health.
For women, it’s a natural process for hormonal balances to change during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause; nonetheless, many women experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances attributed to other causes.
Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women include:
LOSS OF SEXUAL DESIRE
IRREGULAR MENSTRUAL CYCLES
INCREASED RISK OF STROKE, HEART ATTACK, AND PROSTATE CANCER
As For Men
Some common symptoms of low testosterone in adult men are:
LOSS OF MUSCLE MASS OR MUSCLE WEAKNESS
PAIN DURING SEX
DARKENING OF SKIN
EXCESSIVE OR UNWANTED HAIR