Booklet 3- Adulthood and Later Adulthood

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What is the age range for early adulthood?
19-45 years
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By what age have individuals reached thier full height and strength?
19 years old
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What are the physical benefits of regular exercise in adulthood?
Strengthens respiratory system and cardiovascular system
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What are the psychological benefits of regular exercise in adulthood?
Good for stress relief, relieving depression, slows the deterioration of health
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What does lactation mean?
Preparing the breasts to produce milk
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How does hormones affect the shape and appearance of the breasts?
Darkened veins due to increased blood supply, ******* and areolas darken, breasts become more sensitive and tender
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What does perimenopause mean?
This stage is referred to as the pre menopause transition and lasts until menopause
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What is the age range of Middle Adulthood?
46-65 years
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What are the factors of Middle Adulthood?
Physical capabilities decline, loss of skin elasticity, lower energy levels, sight and hearing decline, hair becomes greyer, some men lose hair and possibly become bald, during this stage most women go through the menopause.
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What is the Menopause?
Referred to as the "change of life", end of menstruatio, ovaries stop producing eggs, no longer has monthly periods, unlikely to get pregnant.
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What are the changes during menopause?
Irregular periods, gradual ending of menstruation, hot flushes, anxiety, weight gain and depression
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Which hormones have an increase during this stage and why?
Gonadotropins- cause irritability, hot flushes and night sweats, reduction in sex hormones causing a loss of lobido
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What is the average age range for menopause?
45-55 years
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What can improve the menopausal symptoms?
Making simple dietary and lifestyle changes e.g. eating healthy, balanced diet, taking regular exercise can avoid putting on extra weight
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What is the age range for Later Adulthood?
65+
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What is meant by the term life expectancy?
The average period that a person may expect to live
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What are some of the physical changes during later adulthood?
Skin is thinner, joints are stiffer, muscles are weaker, bones become brittle (osteoporosis), further loss of strength, muscle and stamina as well as mobility.
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What is 'Osteoporosis' ?
Medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, as a result of hormonal changes, deficiency of calcium or vitamin D
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