As we grow older, our bodies become less efficient in many ways. Our skin thins, our heart becomes a little weaker, our kidneys filter waste differently and our hormone levels steadily decline. All of these small – and often invisible – changes slowly add up to large and highly visible changes in our skin texture and body physique, as well as our ability to resist disease and other health problems.
These changes occur at a different pace for everyone. So the best way to determine a regimen that will keep your body youthful is to develop a profile of how each system in your body is functioning. That’s where anti-aging medicine begins.
As part of a comprehensive anti-aging checkup, your doctor will run a series of tests that will tell you how well each part of your body is working. Once it it determined where you may have nutritional deficiencies or hormonal imbalances, the doctor will design a program that will put your body back on track,and recommended nutritional and dietary changes using information gained through years of medical research, your doctor will design a program consisting primarily of supplements – antioxidant vitamins, minerals and other substances. Exercise will also be part of the prescription. The idea is to maintain a cellular environment in your body that is equal to that of someone who is about 28 or 30 years old.
Who needs an anti-aging checkup? Well, just about anyone over the age of 18 or 19 can benefit from advice in how to grow older gracefully, even if “older” for them means 35. People in their forties, fifties, sixties, and beyond, however, are the ones who will see the most dramatic improvements in their appearance, health and energy after just a few weeks on a well-designed anti-aging regimen.