Care For Men And Women

Prevent Age-Related Disease and Dysfunction

Anti-aging medicine employs scientific research, advances in biotechnology, and clinical preventive medicine to slow down conditions associated with aging. Through preventative screenings, early disease detection, prompt intervention, and optimal nutrition, anti-aging physicians help fight and slow down age-related disease and dysfunction.

Anti-Aging Medicine Slows Down the Aging Process

Your biological age is not the same as your chronological age. In unhealthy people, the biological age is often much higher than their actual age. On the other hand, healthy people are often seen as much younger than they actually are. Anti-aging medicine focuses on slowing the biological aging process by treating and preventing age-related diseases on the molecular and cellular levels.

Anti-Aging Medicine Treats the Underlying Condition

In traditional medicine, physicians attempt to address the processes of illness and control its symptoms. A traditional doctor will prescribe medicine to help mask individual disease symptoms. Because prescription drugs have undesired side effects, they tend to cause further problems in the patient’s body. These secondary symptoms are not the result of the underlying disease but rather the effect of medication used to alleviate the original symptoms. The patient receives more drugs, and the downward spiral of masking disease with prescription drugs continues. The physician’s role is often reduced to managing drugs, not the patient’s health.

Anti-aging medicine deals with physiological and biochemical causes of diseases and age-related disorders. Anti-aging doctors focus on treating the body at the microscopic, cellular, and biochemical levels. Anti-aging physicians find and treat the cause of the disease and not simply prescribe medication to mask disease symptoms. Instead of maintaining disease in its current state, anti-aging medicine emphasizes the need to improve health, optimize performance, and increase the quality of life for the patient.

Hormone Balance is Vital to Your Health

Patients often complain of fatigue, memory problems, headaches, and emotional and relationship issues. Although these complaints are frequently treated with prescription drugs to mask the symptoms, the true underlying causes are not adequately addressed.

The absence or imbalance of certain hormones is often the primary cause of such common patient complaints. With age, your body becomes less efficient in producing proper levels of natural hormones critical to the functioning of all major organs and vital body systems. An unhealthy lifestyle, poor nutrition, stress, and toxins cause molecular stress inside your body, leading to severe hormonal imbalances.

Both men and women can have hormonal problems. Women frequently suffer from premature perimenopausal symptoms. Men experience andropause, often associated with low testosterone levels.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

With minimal intervention, an anti-aging physician may help patients with hormonal deficiencies restore their health and vitality. Treating the underlying hormonal imbalance has a much better effect than prescribing separate medications for the individual symptoms. Perimenopausal women report tremendous improvement in their well-being, with many noting reduced depression, better sleep, reduced anxiety, and reduced weight gain specifically.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones identical on the molecular level to the hormones in your body. Hormone levels are tested throughout the process to determine the proper balance. Anti-aging medicine emphasizes restoring hormones to normal, acceptable, healthy levels and returning your body to good health.

Nutrition and Supplementation

Along with proper hormone balance, metabolic balance is crucial to your health, well-being, and optimal performance. Anti-aging physicians understand that the body must obtain and absorb nutrients to function properly and remain disease-free. Nutritional deficiencies and gut inflammation are often the underlying causes of serious and debilitating symptoms.

Even asymptomatic patients can suffer from low levels of amino acids, vitamins, or minerals. These nutritional deficiencies frequently lead to developing more serious, often life-threatening, conditions. For example, research shows that most people are deficient in vitamin D, which is essential in improving glucose metabolism, maintaining bone health, strengthening immunity, and preventing cancer.

Using nutritional testing, a medical professional can help you determine your nutritional deficiencies and design a customized supplementation plan. Simple adjustments in your diet and supplements can make a massive difference in improving your health and vitality.

Customized Medicine

A personalized approach to healthcare is one of the most important cornerstones of anti-aging medicine. Anti-aging physicians understand and emphasize that every patient is biochemically, physiologically, and psychologically different. A successful treatment plan must consider the unique biochemistry of each patient.

Anti-aging medicine focuses on designing custom treatment programs based on advanced tests, individual risk assessments, and unique health histories. Customized therapies allow anti-aging medicine doctors to help their patients achieve and maintain optimal levels of sexual, physical, and mental performance.

Preventive Medicine

In anti-aging medicine, preventing future diseases is just as important as treating an existing one. The best way to treat any medical condition is to prevent one in the first place. Active screening, early diagnosis, the latest laboratory testing, modern medical imaging technologies, and prompt intervention are fundamental in helping patients avoid serious life-threatening diseases.

An anti-aging physician will help you identify important risk factors and design a customized treatment plan to avoid getting sick. By optimizing health, improving nutrition, and making positive adjustments to your lifestyle, you can minimize the risks of major diseases:

Integrative Medicine

Anti-aging medicine emphasizes an integrative and holistic approach to treating the body and the mind. Anti-aging physicians focus on health optimization and often combine a variety of methods to optimize their patient’s health: