Age Management Medicine focuses on health, not disease.
Rather than a fix-it-when-it’s-broken approach, trained age-management physicians take a proactive, preventive approach, conducting comprehensive evaluations to identify well-known and accepted markers for disease and age-related disorders. They use those results to guide patients in customized programs with established protocols and lifestyle modifications for optimized health.
Revolutionary Age Management therapies are designed to empower your body’s vital functions and to put you back in control of your aging process. The comprehensive approach to hormone optimizing and balancing, exercise and nutrition will help you achieve results; results that can turn back the clock 10 to 20 years, slowdown or reverse the aging process, deter the causes of disease, and optimize health as you age. With state-of-the art comprehensive testing and analysis, Connie Odom, MD Board Certified Physician, will pinpoint any hormonal or nutritional deficiencies you may have and design a customized program that meets your individual needs.
Age Management Medicine is a proactive, preventative approach to healthcare for an aging population focused on preservation of optimum human function and quality of life making every effort to modulate the process of aging prior to the onset of degenerative aging.
The basic tenets of Age Management Medicine are patient evaluation through extensive medical history, lifestyle assessment, physical examination and laboratory evaluation to establish personalized proactive treatment plans consisting of proper diet, exercise, stress management and appropriate medical interventions.
Formal definition of aging
Aging is a gradual process wherein reproductive lose their biological ability to maintain an internal equilibrium naturally. Its effects hasten after the reproductive and child-raising years are completed. At this time, aging organisms are more vulnerable to age-related conditions, ultimately leading to death.
The trade-off between aging and repair processes is complex and operates systematically within at least 7 different inter-related levels:
- organelles (membrane-bound cellular components with specific functions);
- organ systems; and ultimately
- the entire organism itself.
Intrinsic aging or senescence occurs silently from within starting at the molecular level, in the same sense that termites, if unchecked, will, sooner or later, destroy the structural integrity of even the largest wooden house. Externally-influenced aging corresponds to external trauma or predation, in the same sense that a lightning bolt can burn your house down. Death from old age is not normally observed in animals in the wild as it is in zoos because virtually all wild animals are killed by younger predators once they become less agile. Aging is a physical process that affects inanimate objects as well as living creatures, i.e., the Egyptian pyramids are subject to wind and rain erosion.
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