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Skin, Vision, and Hearing 

Skin, Vision, and Hearing
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Skin, Vision, and Hearing
Author(s):

Ilana Seidel

and Justin Sevier

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190466268.003.0024
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date: 20 October 2019

Over time, organs may lose their ability to adapt to the oxidative stressors from internal and external environments. Exercise and other lifestyle factors may slow the effects of aging. This chapter focuses on changes in three organ systems: skin, vision, and hearing. Alternative recommendations are given for preventing or delaying age-related skin conditions, eye diseases, and hearing loss. Topics covered are melanoma, skin cancer, sun exposure, xerosis, pressure ulcers, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and presbycusis. Mock case studies are provided to further explain risk factors.

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