- Q What is aging?
Dr. Mark Houston, Internal MedicineAging is when the body shifts from a constructive (anabolism) to a destructive (catabolism) state. Anabolism is the replenishing of the body’s systems with new and stronger tissue, a rejuvenating or building mode. Catabolism is the breaking... Full Answer
- Q How is sexual performance affected by aging?
Dr. Harris McIlwain, Pain MedicineNot only are their visible signs of aging, but comprehensive research has found it is common in men over age 50 to require longer periods of excitement to achieve a full erection. This is not necessarily related to any abnormality. Also, while it may... Full Answer
- Q Why can facial exercise increase wrinkles?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineI love exercising, but exercises for the face? That's an idea whose time has not come. Exercising the facial muscles is a sure way to increase your wrinkles. The facial muscles pull on the skin to give you facial expressions. And the repetitive movements... Full Answer
- Q Why might my sex life improve as I get older?
Dr. Jan Shifren, Obstetrics & GynecologyMidlife and later may be a time when a woman's sexuality blossoms. Women often gain confidence as they mature, and they may be more willing to ask for what they want sexually. Menopause means that women no longer have to worry about pregnancy (or... Full Answer