Causes of Ageing 2017-05-04T10:54:56+00:00

Causes of Ageing

External factors may also cause ageing to speed up. Below are some of the contributing factors that speed up ageing.

Free radical damage

Oxidation in the environment and within the body damage the cells of all organs – especially the heart and arteries. Damaged cells cause the body to degenerate.

High-frequency radiation

The damaging effects of radiation occur on individual cells will over time, impact the organs and subsequently the entire body. This is part of the ageing process. Damaged cells may also lose their ability to reproduce and thus limits the repair of damaged cells.

Poor lifestyle habits

Lifestyle habits such as unhealthy diets, late nights and excessive drinking and smoking tax the body heavily. This impacts the health negatively and causes the body to age prematurely.

Hormonal imbalance

The natural process of ageing upsets the body’s hormonal balance which consequently leads to accelerated ageing as the body reaches the menopausal phase.

Insufficient exercise

Exercise helps to maintain the body’s flexibility, strength and tone. It is also beneficial for the cardiovascular system, lungs and weight maintenance. The lack of exercise is one of the common causes of sagging muscles and joint problems.