Baby Boomers are the largest generational population in the United States, and they’re living longer than any generation before them. With many of the 77 million Boomers expecting to live and work well beyond the age of 65, multiple considerations regarding aging gracefully have arisen. Could anti-aging therapies like hormone therapy help Baby Boomers address the additional concerns longer life expectancy has added?
What Are Common Anti-Aging Treatments?
The aim of anti-aging medicine is to increase the overall quality of the longer lifespan we experience due to improvements in medical care and attention given to today’s population. Anti-aging therapies are varied, and patients should use them in conjunction with common sense and healthy practices to promote whole-body health.
Professionals consistently use these therapies in conjunction with anti-aging hormone therapy:
● Anti-aging nutrition therapy. Patients should aim to drink adequate amounts of water and focus on eating nutritious, whole foods. In addition, foods known to harbor anti-aging micronutrients such as antioxidants and vitamins reduce cancer risk.
● Anti-aging exercise. Physicians promote focusing on healthy physical activity for anti-aging. Building healthy muscle and reducing belly fat is a key factor in avoiding cardiovascular conditions and diabetes. Your anti-aging physician can help you formulate an exercise plan that accommodates your level of health and current activity levels.
● Chelation and enzyme therapies. Both of these treatments focus on the types of substances your body processes take in. Chelation therapy removes heavy metals from your body in addition to improving enzyme function. Enzyme therapy balances your body’s enzyme levels, improving assimilation of key nutrients.
Anti-Aging Hormone Therapy
One of the most common therapies offered by anti-aging physicians is the supplementation of the body’s natural hormones to combat low libido, energy loss, weight gain, depression, and anxiety. Both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement therapy, through the addition of bio-identical hormones like estrogen and testosterone.
While Boomers should carefully research any claims made by less reputable anti-aging clinics, your anti-aging physician can help you determine which therapies may be beneficial to you. Potential negative reports may have arisen from doctors prescribing hormones too late in a person’s lifespan, non-bio-identical hormones, and failing to offer essential nutritional and exercise advice along with anti-aging hormone replacement therapy.
Overall, if you are experiencing low libido, loss of energy, or other symptoms of advanced aging, speak with your physician regarding hormone therapy. When used in conjunction with common sense and alternative practices, anti-aging hormone therapy could offer you the relief you seek from the negative aspects of aging.
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