Anti-Aging Medicine is the branch of medicine that applies scientific and medical technology to reduce age-related diseases through early detection, prevention and treatment. The goal of Anti-Aging Medicine is to treat the underlying cause of aging to achieve optimal health, regardless of chronological age.
What Causes Aging?
There are a lot of theories about how we age but all of the theories have one main concept in common, aging is the progressive loss of metabolic processes due to biological changes caused by; oxidation, glycation, methylation, chronic inflammation and decreased hormone levels.
Exposure to too many free radicals from pollution, poor diet, and smoking will damage your body’s cells.
When sugars attach to proteins causing a cross-linking of proteins. These cross-linked proteins react with free radicals and other toxins creating Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs). AGEs accumulate in our 20s and increase as we age causing protein molecules to become stiff and malformed and interferes with DNA. AGEs are a key component of aging and degenerative diseases.
Methylation is necessary for the normal maintenance of tissue and keeps DNA and other molecules active and functioning at their peak. It stops the body from forming abnormal DNA and blocks abnormal DNA from being passed on to new cells. Inflammation reduces methylation and low levels of methylation are found in inflammatory diseases such as lupus and diabetes.
Chronic inflammation damages the body’s cells, tissues and organs leading to DNA damage and tissue death. Chronic inflammation is linked to degenerative disease such as cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and asthma.
Decreased Hormone Levels
The body produces hormones that communicate between the cells of the body, and control most of the body’s basic functions including, sex drive, immune function, energy, mood, digestion and appetite. Even small changes in a person’s hormone levels can have a big impact on his or her quality of life. As we age, both men and women experience a decline in the production of hormones critical to good health and longevity.
The Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic
The Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic is Central America’s most experienced Age Management Clinic. We combine proven methods of preventative medicine with the most advanced technologies to slow down the aging process and fight age-related disease.
Our mission is to develop a customized health program that will enable you to achieve your peak physical and mental performance. We want to help educate and empower you to take charge of your health allowing you to live a longer, healthier, more active and productive life.
Our physicians are members of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
“The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is dedicated to the advancement of tools, technology, and transformations in healthcare that can detect, treat, and prevent diseases associated with aging. A4M further promotes the research of practices and protocols that have the potential to optimize the human aging process.
The organization is also dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and practitioners, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breakthrough technologies, and medical protocols through our advanced education entity: Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI).” https://www.a4m.com/
Services at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic
- Bio-identical hormone replacement for men and women
- Human growth hormone
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- P-Shot PRP Procedure for men
- Facial rejuvenation
- Chelation therapy
- Weight loss and nutritional counseling
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