What is the science behind aging?

Written by Christine Heathman, C.M.E. Aging is a 24/7 biological process that results in cellular wear and tear and cell senescence, eventually lapsing into decreased viability and then eventual cell death. Simply put, with each cell division, human telomere length shortens. …

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Keeping this in consideration, is the scientific study of aging and the problems of older adults?

Gerontology is the study of aging and older adults. The science of gerontology has evolved as longevity has improved. Researchers in this field are diverse and are trained in areas such as physiology, social science, psychology, public health, and policy.

Keeping this in view, what are the concepts of aging? Aging is a lifelong process of growing up and growing old. It begins at conception and ends with death. So, in this sense, we are all aging from the time of birth. In our younger years, aging is called by other names.

Similarly one may ask, what is it called when someone specializes in the aging process and problems associated with it?

Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that specializes in the care of older people, which often involves managing many disorders and problems at the same time. Geriatricians have studied the aging process so that they can better distinguish which changes result from aging itself and which indicate a disorder.

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