Physiological changes occur with aging in all organ systems. The cardiac output decreases, blood pressure increases and arteriosclerosis develops. The lungs show impaired gas exchange, a decrease in vital capacity and slower expiratory flow rates. The creatinine clearance decreases with age although the serum creatinine level remains relatively Cited by: 223.
Feb 01, 2014 · In Brief Physiological changes associated with aging have the potential to affect the treatment of diabetes. However, evidence regarding treatment of diabetes in geriatric patients has been limited, especially for “oldest-old” patients. Recent research has provided greater insight into the risks and benefits of treatment, and new guidelines provide more specific information regarding Cited by: 5.
Theme 1: Physiologic Changes in the Elderly Michael C. Lewis, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology This unit forms the second part of a series of teaching modules on Anesthesia for the Elderly. It will guide you step-by-step through some salient physiologic differences between the aged and the younger adult population.