Anti-aging means different things to different people. Don’t we all wish we could turn back the hands of time and feel as good as we did in our teens and 20’s? But then we’d lose all of that wisdom and experience we accumulated along the way!
By definition, anti-aging medicine is based on the very early detection, prevention, and reversal of age-related disease. So it’s not all about how we look – it’s about setting ourselves up for a long, healthy, quality life by disease prevention and management of health issues that tend to come with age.
One of the common modalities in anti-aging medicine is hormone support. Based on the premise that as we age our hormone levels naturally fall, leaving both men and women with certain symptoms relating to that. A typical example is a woman going through menopause – in her mid-50’s estrogen and progesterone levels drop dramatically and can create unpleasant symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood imbalances and loss of libido. Longer term, low estrogen and progesterone levels may render a woman more susceptible to bone loss and fracture. Thus anti-aging medicine may involve keeping hormone levels from dipping too low, along with extra attention being paid to bone-nourishing nutrients. Avoiding too much acidity in the body and staying more alkaline can also support healthier, longer-living cells and bones.
Similarly, a man has age-related decline in testosterone, and part of anti-aging medicine for him might be testosterone therapy to maintain healthy levels, allowing a continuation of endurance, lean muscle mass, positive mental outlook and healthy libido.
Other aspects of anti-aging medicine involve addressing cellular health, and minimizing oxidative damage to the cells. This can be done through use of specific antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, as well as therapies such as the pulsed electromagnetic frequency machine, which returns the cells to a healthier, more naturally vital state.
Preventing chronic disease is fundamental in maintaining quality of life. Factors such as monitoring blood sugars and cholesterol levels, and addressing any aberrations immediately, can completely circumvent a disease process down the track. Heavy metal toxicity can be a predisposing factor in heart disease, dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons and many other conditions – and can so easily be remedied if detected early with a simple diagnostic test.
Getting older is inevitable. Aging is optional. We can show you the difference.