It is from then on when old age begins to constitute an anthropological, medical and social problem in Western societies, in societies that thereafter will be described as old. Old age has obvious shortcomings but cannot be called disease. Health depends on the qualities, and they change throughout life. Health may not always be the same. However, old age, in which the functions are weakened is not considered by Galen as a disease, because that disease is a State against nature.
Since antiquity, was intended to give rational explanations to the aging process, considering the way to stop it and the way to achieve that men live their old age in the healthiest way possible. The existence of old patients, whose number has grown, has led to the medicine have to orient their basic research towards this sector and is also obliged to restructure the health care organization adapting to the demands of this growing part of society. Longevity growth highlights the need to rethink the concept of health and to prepare the individual, society and the own health, to adapt to the constraints, needs and problems raised the quality of old or old age. And as the poet said: over time you will learn / know what time; / the bad thing is that sometimes / arrives very late the remedy. Francisco Arias Solis wanting as we want for us independence and freedom, wish it equally to all peoples of the Earth. (Sentence of Fermin Salvochea Muse in the book: 102 reasons to remind Salvochea). For peace and freedom and Forum free Internet portal.