Typical Signs of Aging in the Female BodyLast Updated: November 17, 2018
We all know that we won't be young and beautiful forever. Eventually, we will all begin to age. But how do you know when it's starting? What are the signs? What are the symptoms? And the most important question of all: how do you know when you are aging too fast?
The important thing to keep in mind is that every woman's body is different when it comes to aging. Whether you're talking about a gradual decrease in hormone production, bone density loss, or menopause, each of these life events will happen to different individuals at different times. For example: while the average age for starting menopause happens at around 50 years, did you know it is possible for some women to start going through "The Life Change" in their 30's? Don't worry, that sounded pretty scary to us, too.
Fortunately, like most unpleasant things in life, you don't necessarily have to let it happen to you before you are ready to deal with it. We've done some research into the most common signs of aging in women, how to identify them, and what you can do about changing things for the better. With a little knowledge and some good advice, you can keep your skin firm, your bones strong, and your youthful, perky figure for many years to come.
Menopause, Bone Loss, and Skin Sagging - Oh My!
To make a long story short: in females, all of the common signs of aging can basically be attributed to the natural decline of estrogen and other essential female hormones which happens as we get older. It may seem like Estrogen has little more influence over us than what is required for reproduction : but the truth is much more complicated. Estrogen production is essential for several different bodily systems. Yes, this includes our reproductive system, but is far from limited to just that! Estrogen can also affect how much calcium we store in our bones, as well as influence the tone, youthful appearance of our skin. This is especially true in our most feminine areas.
Menopause is that special time in every woman's life when her body runs out of the resources it needs (i.e. fertile eggs for ovulation, among other things) to continue making babies (or trying to, at least). And when your body no longer needs to divert resources towards fertility and conception, it gradually starts to shut that system down. If nothing else, the human body is all about efficiency - if it doesn't need it, it gets rid of it!
Of course, in this scenario, what your body chooses to "get rid of" are the high levels of estrogen it produced during your late teenage and early adult years. As your estrogen and other essential reproductive hormone levels begin their decline, you will experience a number of symptoms:
- Irregular or missed periods
- Hot flashes
- Insomnia or other sleeping disorders
- Mood swings and/or depression
- Heart palpitations
- Changes in memory
- Vaginal dryness
Many of these symptoms occur during the early year(s) of menopause when your body is first adjusting to the change. During this transitional period, the hormones fluctuate wildly, causing your body's systems to go haywire. Over time, when your hormone levels even out, symptoms are likely to decline.
Bone Density and Bone Loss
Did you know that women are twice as likely as men are to show signs of osteoporosis after age 75? This is because of our good old friend, estrogen (which begins to decline during menopause). When your body is low on nutrients and needs to take some from its bone storage, high levels of estrogen help protect your body from digesting too much bone (in order to get these nutrients) and encourage your body to build new bone cells. So when your estrogen begins to deplete, so does your bone density.
Thin, Sagging Skin
Estrogen is an important part of skin health, too. Why do you think young women in their early childbearing years have such thick, firm, flawless skin? It's because estrogen is protecting it from damage and aging, that's why!
Estrogen influences your skin's appearance and health in a number of ways. The presence of estrogen in the deeper layers of your skin increases the amount of hyaluronic acid, which in turn protects your collagen and elastin from damage. And the stronger your skin is, the less likely it is to sag. This is especially important in areas that tend to bear a lot of weight, such as your stomach, your buttocks, and your breasts. By keeping your estrogen levels high and consistent, you can prolong the number of years that all of your feminine curves remain upright and perky.
Slowing Down the Signs of Aging
First off, here's a little bit of a disclaimer: there aren't any non-prescription products out there which can replace an authentic hormone replacement therapy regimen prescribed by and taken under the close supervision of your doctor. So if you have a legitimate medical need for estrogen, or you think you might, schedule an appointment with your primary doctor right away.
For the rest of us who may be noticing that our skin is hanging a little looser or certain parts of us are a little droopier, there is help. Perfect Curves is a combination of all-natural herbal extracts in both pill and topical cream form that can help with sagging skin. The capsules work inside your body by giving it what it needs for healthy, regular female hormone production. And the topical cream goes right to work on those loose skin areas, especially around the breasts, to help firm and tighten where you need it most.
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