1. Heart Disease There are 2.5 times as many men as women that are victims of heart diseases. A heart attack occurs when parts of the heart fail. Many diseases can cause the heart to fail, which in turn, can cause a heart attack. Congestive heart failure is described as when blood is no longer being pumped from the heart to the rest of the body.
When the blood can not be pumped to the body, due to any number of causes, it will soon over flow and start to swell parts of the body. These parts include the heart itself, the liver ,the abdomen, the feet, the legs, and the lungs. When the lungs are affected, this leaves the body feeling weak and fatigued.
Cancer is not a single disease with a single cause. In fact, there are many forms of cancer with many different causes. Cancer begins at a person's cells. If a cell receives a cancer promoting stimulus from a virus, radiation, hormone imbalance or any multitude of other suspected carcinogenic,agents, it may begin to mutate. Cancer occurs when a cell reproduces or grows abnormally.
One of the significant changes which occurs for women during middle adulthood is menopause. Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstruation stops. This normally occurs between ages 45 and 60. In the United States, the average age is 51
There are many factors that can cause obesity. Those causes can be divided into three main categories: genetic, environmental, and psychological. We most often tend to look at genetics as the main cause of obesity.
2. Erikson examine aging as a stage of development. According to Erikson's theory, personality development goes through a series of eight, hierarchically ordered stages. The final stage of Erikson's theory is later adulthood. The crisis represented by this last life stage is integrity versus despair. Erikson proposes that this stage begins when the individual experiences a sense of mortality. This may be in response to retirement, the death of a spouse or close friends. No matter what...