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Is it a health problem, or is it just aging?

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In our older years, it is normal to have difficulty seeing something close up. But pay attention if you have other vision changes.
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The top 7 age-related physical changes that may mask other conditions.

As we age, we all notice changes in our bodies, from our reflexes to our libido. But some physical changes aren't a normal part of the aging process. "It's important to know about them so we can do all we can to keep ourselves as healthy and active as possible," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Check out these common age-related health changes to see what's normal and what's not.

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