While normal aging is associated with neuromuscular changes even greater neuromuscular deficits are seen in musculoskeletal conditions including knee oa these neuromuscular changes may contribute to the high rate of falls experienced by those with oa. The body changes with aging because changes occur in individual cells and in whole organs these changes result in changes in function and in appearance see also overview of aging as cells age they function less well eventually old cells must die as a normal part of the bodys functioning . Continued your teeth and gums change you might notice your gums seem to pull away from your teeth some medicines make your mouth feel drier dry mouth might put you at higher risk for tooth . Human neuromuscular structure and function in old age a brief review one of the more recognizable structural changes to the neuromuscular system associated with adult aging is the loss of contractile muscle mass lengthening muscle actions are a part of normal daily activity whether landing from a jump or walking down a flight of stairs. Muscle tissue type combined with normal aging changes in the nervous system the relative balance of muscle type changes causing reduced ability for fast explosive movements impact of changes in muscle with age
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