Seniors are considered a delicate stage in people’s lives . Society in general has the view that the elderly is that person who is always sick and who needs constant care so that he can continue living. This is not the truth, but it also does not mean that it is totally a lie.
It is true that you can have a very healthy life in old age and that you don’t have to go to the hospital all the time or take prescription drugs. However, the care to be taken must be redoubled when a person reaches the elderly stage.
The body no longer has the same stability and the immune system no longer works at full strength. But there are methods that can help you live a third age with all the tranquility that someone who has lived so much deserves.
Seniors For Women
Seniors for women in particular are a little different. The age of menopause has passed and all the major hormonal changes that occur in a woman’s life as well.
So, because the body has already undergone its greatest transformations, this is a phase of a woman’s life that can be considered more peaceful, at least in the case of hormones. Many women know this and end up thinking that it makes no more sense to visit the gynecologist or to deal with their sexuality .
But contrary to what many think, among the main care that a woman should have with her health in old age, is the regular visit to her doctor. With this visit, several diseases can be discovered early and treated as soon as possible.
Several types of cancer, such as vulva and ovarian cancer, are more common to develop in elderly women and, in addition, they are diseases that have a rapid evolution, which can complicate their treatments a lot.
Visiting the gynecologist regularly is just one of the precautions that elderly women should take in relation to health. There are many other things that can be done to prevent other types of diseases or even strengthen the body for a healthier life. We have separated here some essential care that women should take in old age.
Visit the gynecologist
As mentioned above, a regular visit to the gynecologist is probably the most basic care a woman in seniors should take. With the visit, you can prevent diseases, check that all parts of your body are working properly and be free of any worries, of course that all necessary tests must also be done correctly.
You can’t help thinking about your sex life, either. It is true that estrogens are produced on a smaller scale after menopause, but that does not mean that your sex life should suffer, let alone end.
A woman’s sex life is much more related to physical and emotional well-being than to strictly biological factors. For this reason, the gynecologist is also important in the elderly to maintain their sex life, since their body requires more care.
It is a proven fact that regular physical exercise significantly improves our quality of life. Both men and women tend to experience more pain after age 65, due to constant changes in the body. However, diseases such as osteoporosis are much more frequent in women and the practice of physical exercises also helps in the treatment.
What are the most recommended exercises?
The most recommended physical exercises for women of the third age are those that help balance and strengthen the muscles of the legs so that falls are avoided, since the body becomes much more fragile and bones are more likely to have fractures and even to break. Therefore, in the third age try to practice sports such as pilates, yoga and swimming, which do not demand too much from your body and help you stay healthy.
The running or walking is also highly recommended because it strengthens the respiratory and cardiac systems, reducing the risk of heart attacks and diseases such as pneumonia, which are very dangerous in this phase of life.
Adequate Nutrition in the Elderly
The nutritional status of women in old age can undergo major changes, especially from the age of 65. That is why a balanced diet with several types of vitamins and minerals is extremely important in this stage of life. Foods rich in calcium and vitamin D such as milk, sardines, nuts and tomatoes, for example, are excellent in preventing osteoporosis.
Healthy eating for seniors goes far beyond just preventing disease. The human body needs more than 40 nutrients obtained through food to function fully.
For this reason, meals should contain foods from all food groups such as carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, fat and sugar , etc. Of course always within the correct portions so that there is no exaggeration.
With all the aspects presented here, I believe that you already know that it is possible to live a totally full and happy life in old age. It is clear that there are several precautions that women should take with health in old age, but this does not prevent anyone from having a good life and performing all the tasks of daily life with pleasure and happiness.
Most importantly, never fail to have relationships with people close to you, talk and have healthy social relationships, as mental health is also more fragile in old age.
Getting older does not mean that life is slowly ending or that you have to give up the good things in life. Old age is a phase just like any other and it has its differences, requires certain care and also requires certain changes in its habits.
But it is necessary to face this as part of life, which since its beginning has undergone constant changes and this is just one among many others experienced over the years. Taking all necessary precautions so that their health is not affected, women can lead a totally good and peaceful life in old age.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.