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Overview
  • Sexual
  • Sexual interest does not decrease
    • Men
      • Slower erection/ejaculation
      • Longer refractory period
    • Women
      • Vaginal shortening, thinning, dryness
  • Sleep
    • ↓ REM sleep
    • ↓ Slow-wave sleep
    • ↑ Sleep latency
    • ↑ Awakenings during the night 
  • Psychiatric
    • Depression is more prevalent
    •  Suicide rate
      • Males 65-74 years of age have the highest suicide rate in the US
  • Intelligence
    • Intelligence does not decrease
  • Decreased
    • Visiual acuity
    • Hearing 
      • presbycusis
        • the result of destruction of cochlear hair cells
        • related to physiologic aging
    • Immune response
    • Bladder control
    • Renal function
    • Pulmonary function
    • GI function
    • Muscle mass
      • Increased fat

 

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