When you think of anti-aging doctors, what comes to mind?
Chances are, you’re thinking of wrinkle reducing, line filling, and eye lifting. While those techniques are certainly popular and can be effective when performed by a licensed dermatologist or plastic surgeon, actual anti-aging doctors provide treatments that address a much different effect of aging – the effects aging has on your health.
What Do Anti-Aging Doctors Do?
According to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, anti-aging doctors provide treatments and technologies dedicated to combating the diseases associated with aging. Anti-aging is a new field of medicine that utilizes technology to prevent and detect age-related disorders and diseases.
That’s all well and good, on paper, but what does an anti-aging doctor actually do?
Most often, anti-aging doctors take aim at the hormone imbalances that often occur in older women. As you age, hormone levels naturally decrease as your hormone production decreases, which can lead to decreased energy, quicker fatigue, decreased metabolism, and increased weight. Doctors have also linked hormone imbalances to depression, diabetes, and heart disease.
Anti-aging medicine promotes the use of natural hormone replacement therapy to supplement the body’s diminished hormones and combat the effects of lower levels. Supplementation of thyroid hormone, human growth hormone, progesterone, estradiol, melatonin and others, combined with a healthy diet, exercise, and plenty of sleep, is said to boost energy, promote healthy skin, weight loss and more.
Could Anti-Aging Medicine Help You?
If you’ve noticed your metabolism slowing, your energy waning, or any of the dozens of signs of middle age, you’re certainly not alone. Hormone therapy for imbalances has been around for decades, prescribed by endocrinologists and gerontologists. However, anti-aging medicine also aims to introduce patients to new therapies like stem cell therapy and vitamin therapy. Perhaps more significantly, the field claims to be able to customize hormone therapy to address your unique hormone needs.
Overall, anti-aging doctors are on the forefront of a field that’s embracing new technologies and finding new ways to apply some of the tried-and-true. Certainly, it’s important to address your physical health and combat disease as you age, and keeping an eye on your hormone levels could help prevent some of the more severe diseases of aging. Be sure to find a medical professional you trust and ask if hormone replacement therapy could be beneficial for you.
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