Why Do We Age?

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Aging is actually a really simple thing to understand, because it's the same for the human body as it is for a simple man made machine like a car, or an airplane, or whatever. Ultimately, it's simply that, any remotely complex machine, as a side effect, as a normal intrinsic, an inevitable side effects of its normal operation, it's going to do damage to itself.

That damage will initially be harmless to the functioning of the machine. In fact, the design of the machine is always made so that it can tolerate a certain amount of damage, but the reason why machines have warranty periods is because that damage progressively accumulates, and then there will be certain types of damage that are easy to repair periodically so that you can state them off, but there will be other types of damage where the design of the machine doesn't allow particularly, easy repair. So that type of damage just continues to accumulate and eventually it breaks the machine.

Now the human body is just a machine. We often don't think about it that way, because an awful law, large majority of the damage that bodies create as a result of normal operation, it's automatically repaired, but machinery also exist in the human body. But the whole of medicine is about augmenting that.

It's about trying to repair damage that the body does not automatically repair, and so what we're all about is, trying to augment the repair capacities of the human body so as to address the tattered damage that accumulate really slowly, throughout life and only affect actual function and ill health whether it be physical or mental, late in life.