“…your first instinct is to dismiss the whole regimen as snake oil. But the science is encouraging and increasingly well supported.” — GQ Magazine, “Warning: This Drug Reverses Aging,” by Kevin Conley
Age management medicine is a relatively new specialty field that aims at improving a person’s quality of life through a science based approach of hormonal modulation, optimal nutrition, and exercise aimed at helping the patient to control the aging process and optimize their health. It is a medical protocol that encourages proactive healthy aging as opposed to the typical disease-driven approach of traditional Western medicine. By way of nutritional supplements, exercise, low-glycemic nutrition, and hormone optimization, the focus becomes more one of prevention rather than treatment. “It’s the path to reversing the signs and symptoms of aging…” (Kevin Conley).
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is the first substance that has been clinically proven to reverse the effects of aging. “The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the American College of Endocrinology have suggested that growth hormone deficiency is age-related, and is defined by symptoms which include fatigue, increased weight and abdominal obesity, a decrease in muscle mass, and an increase in fat, a decrease in physical strength, a decrease in restful sleep, an impairment of the sense of well being, a decrease in exercise capacity and physical performance, and reduced cardiac output.” (Lisa Wells,RN} Human growth hormone is necessary in order for the body to heal and rejuvenate itself. However, the body’s ability to produce hGH declines at a rate of about 14% per decade after the age of 21 to 30.
Hormone therapy began in 1990 when Dr. Daniel Rudman published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 323 July 5, 1990 Number 1, Effects of Human Growth Hormone in Men over 60 Years Old) in which he described the positive effects of controlled human growth hormone injections in men. In his research and studies, Dr. Rudman found that carefully monitored use of hGH contributed to an increase in lean muscle, skin thickness and lumbar bone density as well as a decrease in fat mass. Since that time, Age Management Medicine has also been shown to decrease the risk of age-related disease, increase energy (physical/sexual), boost sex drive, improve muscle tone, decrease body fat and to sharpen thinking.
If you are a 50 year old man or woman, who has gained too much weight; if your kids joke about your jiggly triceps; if you feel tired all the time and have been forgetting many important dates and events; if you notice that you easily get irritable and emotionally absent at times; if you don’t feel as productive and creative at work as you used to be; if you feel unhappy and dissatisfied, do not fret! …you are experiencing the same symptoms as millions of people around the world who are over the age of 35.
“The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable … We now realize that some aspects of it can be prevented or reversed.” Dr. Daniel Rudman, M.D.
The good news is that Age Management Medicine can not only halt those symptoms, preventing their progression, but, sometimes with remarkable success, Age Management Medicine can actually reverse the damage that has already been done.
Under an individualized custom tailored medically supervised program, patients undergo a complete blood evaluation to assess hormone levels and organ function, cancer pre-screening, and other tests based on age and other risk factors. Results from this health evaluation are utilized to develop and optimize the individualized healthy-aging program that best helps the patient achieve their goals and objectives of looking and feeling younger and more energized. Once cleared to enter the program, the patient spends time with the physician establishing goals and determining the optimal hormonal treatment necessary for improving his or her quality of life. The patient also receives a complete nutritional assessment and fitness evaluation, thereby receiving a prescription for a balanced diet and a moderate workout program. The patient’s progress and results are continually and closely monitored by evaluating the patient’s blood levels and their subjective response to the treatment.
Some of the outcomes accomplished for our patients include increased lean muscle, greater bone density, increased strength, more energy and aerobic capacity, elevated mood, improved sleep, reduced blood sugar, improved libido and sexual performance, reduced body fat, enhanced immunity, protection against cancer and heart disease, improved memory capabilities, and improved skin tone. Our patient’s successes speak for themselves and the research has been irrefutable, with the effects of hGH therapy, proper nutrition, and exercise physiology helping people live more vigorously and actively throughout their middle years and well into old age. There is no doubt that for those approaching middle-age and those with hormone deficiencies, hGH therapy can provide amazing, life-changing results. Patients don’t just look better, they feel better and experience a much greater quality of life!
First approved by the FDA for children suffering from dwarfism, injectable hGH prescriptions for use as an anti-aging therapy was finally approved by the FDA in 1996. Today hGH is made in the laboratory by genetic engineering methods generating an identical protein to the one made naturally in the human body. Allergic reactions are rare and it is extremely safe for adult use. Unfortunately, in the US, the cost for hGH therapy runs between $15,000 and $20,000 per year and it is not covered by insurance, making it unrealistic for most and available only for the affluent.
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(Dr Angela Puerta, MD, is a board certified Surgeon at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin-Colombia, a member of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Medicine, and a specialist in Anti-Aging Medicine certified by Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Dr. Puerta currently serves as Director for Vitality Cosmetic Health Center, a cutting edge facility specializing in Age Management, in Medellin, Colombia)