Problem

Susceptibility of the old to physical ill-health


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Illness of the elderly
Elderly long-term chronic sick
Nature:
A large number of factors in the aging process contribute to the elderly's susceptibility to physical ill-health. The defence systems against disease decline by 20% of their peak. Between the ages of 30 to 70 the average person loses 30 to 40% of the body's mass. The heart's pumping efficiency drops 30% in the same period. By 40 years of age men and women begin to lose bone because of a decreased ability to absorb calcium.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
10.01.2004 – 00:00 CET