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CHANGES WITH AGING: RENAL FUNCTION

 


The kidneys gradually become less efficient at extracting wastes from the blood. Bladder capacity declines and the kidneys also become less able to keep your body hydrated.

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Kidneys

Kidney function starts declining from about age 30. Their ability filter blood to remove waste products from the blood reduces. They may also excrete too much water, making dehydration more likely. The kidneys tend to become smaller [25 to 30 percent decrease in kidney mass], as the number of cells decreases, and less blood flows through them.

There is a decrease in kidney function but not in the same proportion to the reduction in mass. Reduced kidney function decreases our ability to clean drugs from our bodies. The kidneys' hormonal response to dehydration is reduced, as is the ability to retain salt under conditions when it should be conserved. The ability of our kidneys to modify vitamin D to a more active form may also decline.

Overall, apart from diseases affecting the kidneys, kidney function is sufficiently retained to meet our needs for the duration of our life

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The Urinary Tract

The maximum volume of urine that the bladder can hold decreases and controlling urination more difficult. Older people may be less able to delay urination after they first sense a need to urinate.

The bladder muscles weaken and may contract sporadically, apart from any need to urinate. As a result, more urine is left in the bladder after urination is finished. These changes are one reason that urinary incontinence becomes more common as people age. This problem can often be managed through exercise and behavioral techniques.

 

Women

The urethra, which carries urine out of the body shortens. and its lining becomes thinner. The sphincter muscle, which controls the passage of urine through the urethra, is less able to close tightly and prevent leakage. These changes may result from the decrease in the oestrogen level that occurs with menopause.

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Men

The prostate gland tends to enlarge partly blocking the passage of urine. Although not as publicised as menopause in women, men also suffer the impact of andropause [male menopause] which increases the testosterone in the prostate, causing it to enlarge.

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