Your biological age is not the same as your chronological age. In unhealthy people, the biological age is often measured to be much higher than their real age. Healthy people are often seen as much younger that they actually are. Anti-aging medicine focuses on slowing down the biological aging process by treating and preventing age-related disease on the molecular and cellular level.
Patients often complain of fatigue, memory problems, headaches, 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
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. Physician's role is often reduced to managing drugs and not patient's health.
Anti-aging medicine deals with the actual physiological and biochemical causes for 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 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.
Patients often complain of fatigue, memory problems, headaches, 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 has been found to be often the primary cause of such common patient complaints. With age, your body becomes less efficient in producing proper levels of natural hormones that are critical to the functioning of all major organs and vital body systems. Unhealthy life style, poor nutrition, stress, and toxins cause molecular stress inside your body and lead to serious hormonal imbalances.
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 the right 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 the development of more serious, often life-threating, conditions. For example, research shows that majority of people are deficient in Vitamin D which plays an important role in improving glucose metabolism, maintaining bone health, strengthening immunity, and preventing cancer.
Using the latest nutritional testing, an experienced board-certified anti-aging physician can help you determine your nutritional deficiencies and design a customized supplementation plan. Simple adjustments in your diet and supplements can make a huge difference in the improvement of your health and vitality.
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 different biochemically, physiologically, and psychologically. A successful treatment plan must take into account the unique biochemistry of each individual patient.
Anti-aging medicine focuses on designing custom treatment programs based on specialized 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 performance: sexual, physical, and mental.
In anti-aging medicine, prevention of future disease 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, latest laboratory testing, modern medical imaging technologies, and prompt intervention are fundamental in helping patients avoid serious life-threatening diseases.
If you can prevent future diseases, you don't have to be treated. An anti-aging physician will help you identify important risk factors and design a customized treatment to avoid getting sick. By optimizing health, improving nutrition, and making positive adjustments to your lifestyle, you can minimize the risks of major diseases: