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For cellular aging, cells age based on the number of times they have replicated.

The more damage to your cells (through free radicals and other factors), the more your cells need to replicate. Hormonal aging is related to hormones level in the body. Hormones play a big factor in aging, especially in childhood growth and adolescent maturity. Hormone levels change through life, leading to menopause and other age-related changes. While accumulated damage results from to ins, the !" radiation from sunlight, harmful foods, pollution and other to ins all ta#e their toll on our bodies. $ver time, these to ins can lead to tissue damage and the body %falls behind% in maintaining and repairing your cells, tissues and organs. Then metabolic aging is as you go through your day, your cells are turning food into energy, which produces by products that can be harmful. This process of metaboli&ing and creating energy results in damage to your body over time. 'ome believe that slowing the metabolic process (through practices such as calorie restriction) may slow aging in humans.

Risk Factors While everyone is at ris# for glaucoma, certain people are at a much higher ris# and need to be chec#ed more fre(uently by their eye doctor. The ma)or ris# factors for glaucoma include age over *+ years, family history of glaucoma, blac# racial ancestry, diabetes, history of elevated intraocular pressure, nearsightedness (high degree of myopia), which is the inability to see distant ob)ects clearly, history of in)ury to the eye, use of cortisone (steroids), either in the eye or systemically and farsightedness (hyperopia), which is seeing distant ob)ects better than close ones. Farsighted people may have narrow drainage angles, which predispose them to acute or sudden attac#s of angle-closure glaucoma.