Seek wellness BEFORE, not AFTER, disease arrives. It is not the years but the the miles and the quality of life in those years. Regular and appropriate maintenance and prevention are essential to assure that your golden years are truly golden and not your yearning years.
Label a product as anti-aging, and chances are it will go flying off the shelf. Our aging population is seeking ways to hang onto our mental, physical and emotional health. The relatively new specialty of Anti-Aging Medicine was born out of this desire. It may also be known as and is synonymous with Age Management, Healthy Aging or Longevity and Preventive Medicine. We simply call it "Feel Good" Medicine.
Anti-Aging is defined as a medical specialty that applies scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders and diseases. The goal of Anti-Aging Medicine is to prolong the healthy human lifespan (with an emphasis on healthy). The goal is to add life to your years, not simply to add years to your life.
Many physician converts to Anti-Aging Medicine arrive there through a pathway that includes dealing with their own health issues and finding their chosen profession falls short. Unfortunately, majority of clinicians do not support the use of hormones. What they don't understand is the difference between chemically altered (synthetic) and bio identical hormones. This dissimilarity is not understood by many physicians, journalists, and the lay public.
Anti-Aging Medicine comes primarily from a functional medicine approach, looking for the root causes of disease in the body and seeking to assist in the body’s ability to heal. Since aging is associated with increased disease, it is thought that aging can be altered by various methods to slow or interrupt the aging process.
Since all our hormones decline with age, bio identical hormone therapy is an integral part of Anti-Aging Medicine. Looking at metabolic function and the state of our DNA and its ability to repair itself are part of an anti-aging evaluation. An emphasis is placed on nutrition, exercise and biomarkers to assess aging. Many tools exist, and others are being developed to measure your “biological age” versus your chronological age. While many doctors also offer botox, lasers, dermal fillers and other options to improve and maintain a youthful appearance, anti-aging is not synonymous with cosmetic procedures, and not all practices offer this service. Research is underway in regenerative techniques like stem cell therapies, gene therapies and organ replacement. Anti-Aging Medicine is an area of intense, ongoing research looking for techniques and therapies to promote health and slow aging.
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Many things have been found to possibly reduce the incidence of chronic disease. In one study, not smoking, healthy weight, healthy diet and exercise slashed the incidence of chronic disease by a startling 80%!
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Las Vegas, NV 89121
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