JULY: ANTI-AGING MEDICINEby Phillips Clinic on 06/28/23
WHAT IS ANTI-AGING MEDICINE?
Anti-aging medicine is based on preventive medicine for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related disorders, and diseases.
90% of all adult illness is due to the degenerative processes of aging. This includes heart disease, most cancers, adult-onset diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disease glaucoma, and Alzheimer’s.
With early detection and appropriate intervention, most of these diseases can be prevented, cured, or have their downward course reversed.
Age Management medicine, also referred to as Anti-Aging medicine, is based on the very early detection, prevention, and reversal of age-related diseases. It is the newest clinical medical specialty—the “optimum” of wellness and longevity—and employs extensive treatments in the preventative health care field.
Within the last 100 years, the average lifespan has doubled. The medical community has now developed ways to ensure the second half of our lives is just as rewarding, happy and healthy as the first.
Anti-aging medicine aims to both extend lifespan as well as prolong healthspan - the length of time that we are able to live productively and independently.
Anti-aging therapies can include nutrition, physical fitness, skin care, hormone replacements, vitamins, supplements and herbs, focused on each individual's unique lifestyle, make-up and needs.
Regenerative Medicine, which includes Stem Cell Therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy is “supercharged healing”. It’s harnessing and concentrating the body’s own naturally occurring components and unleashing them to repair, renew and replace damaged or injured cells, organs, muscle, nerve and bone. Our bodies have the potential to heal damaged tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone while decreasing downtime and pain and limiting the need for rehab.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) comes from the patient's own blood. PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors, anti-inflammatory and regenerating factors that play major roles in healing.
Blood is drawn from the patient, spun in a centrifuge which concentrates platelets. After concentration, this serum is injected in the patient.
PRP injections can improved function and decreased pain in various conditions, including - but not limited to - wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonitis.
Stem cells are the foundation cells for every organ, tissue and cell of the body. Stem cells can develop into cardiac muscle, as well as liver, brain, nerve, fat and skin tissue. These cells lead to creation of new—healthy—cells and are called generative cells.
Stem cell therapy is being used to treat diseases such as Heart Muscle Damage from Heart Attacks, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Hemorrhage and Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Autism, Parkinsonism, Motor Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Liver Diseases, Huntington's Disease , Chronic Kidney Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic Injuries, COPD, ED and Diabetes. Studies worldwide have shown encouraging results. Stem cell therapy is done by using generative cells from your own bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue, so consequently has no adverse effects.
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure. It’s same day, in-office with little down time or pain, compared with surgery.
Because the therapy uses cells that are collected from the patient, and returned to the patient, the chances of reaction are minimal.
Other wellness and anti-aging therapies offered by Phillips Clinic include:
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bio-identical hormone replacement for men and women offers your doctor the opportunity to create a customized hormone replacement therapy for each patient’s individual needs.