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What are the changes that occur in the sense organs at the age range of 60 to 90?

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please list the changes that iccur in the sensorgans as ranging in ages from the laet 60's to some healthy 90 year olds. (Eyes, ears, oral/ mouth and skin)
Posted Fri, 24 Aug 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 2 days later


Thanks for the query

Various changes do occur in a human body as the age progresses. It is a long list of changes that occur in the old age.

To mention you in brief:
1. Eyes: deterioration of the visual acuity, formation of a cataract in the lens of the eye, changes in the retina, dryness of the eyes due to reduction in the production of tears, etc.

2. Nose: atrophy of the nasal mucosa, reduction in smell and taste, etc.

3. Oral cavity: dryness of the mucosa of the oral cavity, loss of teeth, reduction of the buccal fat, TMJ arthritis, halitosis, swallowing problems, cough, etc.

4. Ears: progressive loss of hearing, accumulation of cerumen, etc.

5. Skin: loss of skin turgor, wrinkles formation, grey hair formation, dryness of the skin, etc.

Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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