WHAT IS HEALTHY AGEING?
The Pillars of Healthy Ageing
Disabilities associated with normal ageing are caused by physiological dysfunctions which in many cases respond to medical treatment to help increase the human lifespan and enhance quality of life in later years.
We no longer accept generalities about ‘growing older’ like genetic predisposition, environment, lifestyle or natural physiological processes. Anti-Ageing Medicine clearly defines a multi-disciplinary regimen with a number of treatment protocols to provide a more holistic approach to the ultimate in preventative medicine.
A5M is committed to promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle with a focus on preventative and functional medical techniques to maintain an individual’s health and sustain quality of life.
Diet and Nutrition
Scientists have found that what we eat and how much we consume influences how long and how well we live. Nutrient and Caloric intake influence and improve health and longevity, extending lifespan.
Exercise, Lifestyle and Relaxation
Substantial health benefits occur with regular physical activity that is aerobic in nature, including strength and resistance training to increase muscular strength, endurance, and bone density. Stress is an inevitable by-product of our way of life, and can affect how quickly we age, and how good we feel.
Is important to provide nutritional building blocks required by the body for optimal functioning, and the protection against free radical attacks caused by poor dietary habits, lifestyle and environmental pollution.
Ageing is a progressive degenerative process tightly integrated with inflammation and the inflammatory responses, Environmental and lifestyle causes of inflammation may also contribute to modulation of both inflammation and age-related dysfunction.
Hormonal and Metabolic Balance
Levels of key hormones naturally decline with age. The use of hormone replacement therapy where indicated constitutes a legitimate and important life-enhancing medical application.
Cognitive Function and Mood Disorders
Cognitive decline, dementia and mood disorders are not inevitable with age. The principles of anti-ageing medicine apply directly to maintaining brain health and cognitive function.
Genomic and epigenomic research has led to the advent of personalised medicine, tailoring a patient's treatment program based on their particular genetic profile.
Preventative screening leads to early disease detection for some diseases, and early detection offers a greater likelihood of treatment success.
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