Tuesday
Feb222011

Anti-aging or longevity medicine 

Anti-aging or longevity medicine is not simply about hormones. I consider hormone optimization the finishing touch. As an anti-aging physician I need to consider the patient’s lifestyle. This includes nutrition, detoxification, exercise, stress reduction, antioxidants and nutraceuticals.

One vital component of the patient’s well-being and longevity is the degree of inflammation present in the body. An inflammatory response at the time of an acute infection is vital to our well-being, but chronic inflammation is not good. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and essentially all illnesses of aging are related to inflammation.

Anti-aging medicine is ,therefore, holistic in nature with a major emphasis in curbing inflammation within us. This is what will give us not simply longevity,but an improved quality of life.

Dr. Elkin is a board-certified internist, cardiologist and anti-aging medical specialist.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE / DISCLAIMER: I am offering—always—only general information and my own opinion in these articles. Always contact your physician or a health professional before starting any treatments, exercise programs or using supplements.
©Howard Elkin MD FACC, 2012

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