There are so many stereotypes that surround getting old, and it’s one of the reasons why we spend so much time thinking about it. All it takes is seeing an elderly person struggling to cross the road on their own, and you’re plummeted into thinking about old age and how it’s going to make you feel. But there are some health problems that can come knocking on your door before you ever get to that age. There are some health problems that, naturally, you’ll assume will only hit you when old age comes. Well, we’re going to try and debunk a few of the issues for you so that you know what could be coming your way. No matter how old you are or what health issues you have, you should always try and embrace life for what it is so that you’re always making the most of it!
Hearing & Vision Problems
Hearing and vision problems are definitely two problems that are reserved for the elderly. When you think about hearing and vision problems, it’s impossible to think you’re going to have any major problems. But think of the traits that you have now. Are you someone who always has to have the TV turned up so loud? Are you someone who is constantly asking people to repeat themselves? If so, then hearing devices might be the next step for you. They cost an absolute fortune, but you shouldn’t settle for anything less when it comes to your hearing. The hearing aids are now so small and discreet that nobody will know you have them in, and if you pay more you can have the background noise cut out. Vision problems are far more common and accepted, but we know it’s not nice to have to rely on glasses and contacts all of the time. So, you could try and go for laser eye surgery. A costly surgery, but it has long-lasting results!
One of the most embarrassing problems to run into, but we know that it does happen long before old age. Incontinence can start in women once they’ve had a baby. That pelvic floor is far weaker, and all of the sudden holding in a wee is not as easy as it once used to be. All you have to do is sneeze and something unexpected comes out. But it really is nothing to feel paranoid about. A few pelvic floor exercises and wearing some of the sanitary pants that you can dispose of at the end of the day should help you to feel more confident. Trust us, there are plenty of other moms in the same boat.
Hair & Skin Problems
Most people really value the look of their hair and skin, but getting older, in general, can change it for the worse. It’s easy to think your skin won’t dry out, and your hair won’t thin until you’re really old. But it can happen in your 30s and 40s, and proper management is key. All you need to do is moisturize twice a day, and use hair products that boost volume. It’s most likely your body changing only ever so slightly, but it is something we pick up on.