There are many theories about why we age. No one really knows for sure what the cause is. Some view aging as a result of environmental factors, while others propose it is a pre-determined genetic process. Still, others suggest it may be the accumulation of injuries, wear and tear and metabolic by-products. Whatever the cause, the impact is real, and symptoms take a variety of forms and provide a unique experience for each of us. By assessing the telomere length of somatic cells and and a comprehensive evaluation of membrane hypothesis helps us determine our patient's true biological age and overall risk of disease.
Gerontologists – people who study aging – agree that aging is a cumulative effect of the interaction of many influences, including heredity, environment, diet, exercise, lifestyle and illness. It is unpredictable, but can be seen in some cases beginning as early as 30.
Aging is identified by changes in body organs, tissue and cells. Cells are the basic building blocks of tissue. As cells age they become larger, less able to reproduce and can lose the ability to function. Pigments and fatty substances increase inside the cells as you age. Tissue also changes. Fatty substances, waste products and lipofuscin – fatty brown pigment – collect as you age. Connective tissues become increasingly stiff. Cell and tissue changes impact organ function, as well as blood vessels and airways which provide oxygen and nutrients and remove carbon dioxide and waste.
The result of these changes is an impact in body function and physical appearance. Aging changes the functions of hormone production, immunity, reproductive systems, heart and blood vessels, kidneys, lungs and nervous system. Physical impact can be seen in the face, skin, bones, muscles and joints, breasts, and sleep patterns. Symptoms of aging can be experienced in all of these areas of the body.
You can’t predict how you will age. But you can address the influences which bring on or accelerate the aging process. Effective anti-aging techniques area available in a variety of forms. All are supported by an overall focus on health and wellness. At The MIAMI Institute for Age Management and Intervention, we are dedicated to minimizing the effects of aging through progressive medicine, advanced technology and proven treatments designed to help you look and feel younger. Our Wellness and Regenerative Medicine experts provide individually tailored services to help combat the effects of genetics, environment and lifestyle as you age.
We provide treatments to manage the aging process, including sexual function, hormone replacement and enhancement therapies, cognitive and brain health therapies, and intestinal and cardiovascular system enhancement. Lifestyle modification services include ideal weight programs, food sensitivity testing and nutritional counseling, body detoxification treatments and stress management and lifestyle coaching.
The MIAMI Institute concept of total health is based on the principles of early diagnosis and health promotion. With a goal of improving quality of life for every person, our board certified Age Management physician has designed a comprehensive approach to Wellness and Regenerative Medicine. The Institute employs the latest scientific advances to combat the effects of aging and provide benefits including improved energy and physical appearance, a life time of healthy sexual expression, sharper mind and cognitive performance, maintaining ideal weight, and disease prevention associated with the aging process.
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