What are important body signals that can be problematic 20 years from now?
Sense of smell and taste can predict neurodegenerative health issues. I do not want to use disease since health issues can still be prevented if we are proactive. With health knowledge now readily available in the internet, we can have an idea of what is happening to our bodies. There is Quora.com where I answered topics I read and simplified and experienced some of them as I work as a caregiver, apprentice midwife and pharmacy technician instructor.
Fungus on our feet
When I work as a caregiver for a hospice client who is dying of cancer, I inspect for fungus on the feet since this tells me the life story of the body’s health struggles. Molds, virus, fungus and other parasites/bacteria can destroy our cells disturbing the balance, robs us of our nutrients and invades our healthy cells. Thanks to antibiotics and other medicines, we can prevent proliferation of these microbes and invading organisms.
Lack of zinc and other nutrients in our diet can cause bad breath.
Excessive sweating can mean away from normal and must signal that our bodies are slow in responding to our signals or our nervous and endocrine system have health issues that need to be addressed early with proper nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Depression, mood swings, irritability anxiety or negative spirit or behavior issues
Stress and trauma at birth and during childhood and adulthood can affect our brain as shown in our behavior and thought patterns. I believe in nurture and the influence of our environment in creating a healthy brain. Hugs and kisses can have a positive effect in balancing our endocrine and nervous system.
Most seniors in care homes who have lived past 95 years of age have complete teeth. Cavities and gum disease can affect our health especially our heart or vascular health.
Metal fillings with mercury are toxic and best to replace them with healthy fillings. You can tell effects of metal toxicity from the curvature or ridges on sides of our tongue. Cilantro and other detox ways can help eliminate metal toxins from our bodies.
Skin itchiness, rashes, sensitivities, temperature and abnormal growth – a liver issue
Constipation, indigestion or bloating – digestive health issue
Gets sick easy – poor immune system
Allergies – poor immune system
Headaches or migraines – brain , heart, digestive and immune system
Sensitive to drugs, medications, alcohol and other food sensitivities – liver and poor immune system
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Growth hormone (GH) and muscle quality
GH production drops by 60% at age 60. A senior who had been taking asthma meds for a long time experienced severe neck and shoulder bone fracture from a fall. Know that some meds can impair muscle quality.
The following factors influence GH secretion spike by the pituitary gland in the brain:
|Factors Increasing GH Secretion
||Factors Decreasing GH Secretion
||Elevated Blood Free Fatty Acids
|High Amino Acids
in the Blood
|Hyper or Hypothyroidism
|Low Blood Sugar
|Any hypoglycemic agent
||Alpha antagonists (yohimbine)
||Beta agonists (ephedrine, clenbuterol)
Source: Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, 5th Edition
Muscle growth and capacity to regenerate upon injury are faster for skeletal muscle but poor for cardiac muscle especially for young ones.
A greater capacity for regeneration of cardiac muscle is seen in fish. Fish oil, folate, Vitamin Bs, Coenzyme Q10 and omega 3 dietary supplements are important for our heart muscles.
Skeletal muscle has an excellent capacity for regeneration. Inflammation and innervation makes regeneration suboptimal for seniors.
As we age, our cardiac muscles are easily affected even from those who have regular exercise and eat healthy.
Muscle regeneration is the process by which damaged skeletal, smooth or cardiac muscle undergoes biological repair and formation of new muscle in response to death of muscle cells.
- Necrosis is required for muscle regeneration.
- Inflammation is essential to remove necrotic tissue and initiate myogenesis.
- New blood vessel formation is required after major injury of muscles.
- Reinnervation is essential for functional recovery of skeletal muscle.
Adult skeletal muscle is a postmitotic tissue, accomplished by resident stem cells, satellite glial cells (SGCs). Current theories suggest that SGCs are important in controlling the microenvironment of the sympathetic ganglia.
SGCs role as a regulator of neuronal microenvironment is further characterized by its electrical properties which are very similar to those of astrocytes. Astrocytes have a well-studied and defined role in controlling the microenvironment within the brain.