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Will eye floaters ever disappear?

In general any cellular material within the vitreous may cause eye floaters, for example red blood cells as a result of hemorrhage and white blood cells as a result of infection or inflammation. So ...
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Long-term effects of lens removal as the vitreous ages?

...it seems possible that with aging, as the vitreous becomes less distinct from the aqueous, some of the vitreous might end up draining through the same duct that the aqueous drains through, in an ...
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Do all very old people have heart failure?

Maybe. Depends on the 95-year old... and the 25-year old. A heart failure diagnosis isn't just the process of getting older; it has objective criteria. I expect most 95-year olds would score above ...
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Do all very old people have heart failure?

Can aging of the heart be equivalent to having (mild) heart failure? Absolutely. A large part of aging is the process of telomeres shortening with each cell division, making our DNA more vulnerable. ...
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Why do tendons become less flexible with age?

As you grow older, your tendons become more rigid and brittle. This is probably because of decrease in the water content of tendons, which is one of the reasons why tendons are flexible. This decrease ...
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Will eye floaters ever disappear?

The source does not explicitly tell the long-term story, but I presume that since those particles are actual matter inside your eye (due to the ageing process as your body slowly disseminates), then ...
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Does being optimistic help me to age more slowly?

Being optimistic is not the only factor but people who were prepared for physical losses, and who were nevertheless optimistic, were better able to maintain better physical functioning, and lower ...
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Is it possible lengthen telomeres or increase the Hayflick limit in humans?

Nutrition and physical activity directly influence the telomerase activity. Telomerase is the enzyme responsible for telomere synthesis by attaching nucleotides to the chromosome ends. Healthy diet ...
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Best healthy lifestyle habits to reach old age with optimal health?

Well, this is a big question to tackle considering there are so many different strategies that people take. I'll address the question of maintaining 'optimal health to old age' according to the ...
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Do big people age faster?

What you mean by "big people"? Obese? Very tall but not obese (BMI in proper range)? My answer for obese: probably they do age faster, but this is not so easy to prove as we lack measurement tools to ...
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