Age Management Medicine Savannah an Emerging Specialty
Age Management Medicine (also referred to as anti-aging medicine) is an emerging medical specialty focused on long term health and well-being. Our goal is to help our client patients achieve the highest level of vitality they can and to not just live a long life, but an enjoyable one. Age management medicine focuses on 4 key areas of health: Exercise, Nutrition, Supplements (also called Nutraceuticals) and Hormone Optimization. Each of these areas is essential for the human body to continue to perform at optimal levels into the later years.
Age management medicine’s focus is on the prevention, rather than the treatment, of disease and health issues. It takes a proactive approach to achieving and/or maintaining an active lifestyle into a patients’ 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. Medical evidence shows that through exercise (including both cardio and strength training), a diet focused on fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, the proper selection of supplements, and optimizing hormones using bioidentical hormones, the human body continues to function at a consistently high level of performance, slows the aging process, prevents and/or staves off man age-related diseases and maintains brain function at a higher level. The goal of age management medicine is to not only help our client patients extend their life span, but to ensure that they can enjoy and live with vitality all the days of their life.
The principles used in this specialty are based on real medical evidence and scientific principles of responsible medical care. They are consistent with principles followed around the world in other healthcare specialties. Doctors who have been trained and certified in age management medicine focus both on the effectiveness of treatment as well as the safety of treatment. Studies and research consistently finds that bio identical hormone replacement (as opposed to synthetic hormone replacement) is a safe, effective option for both men and women. Research into the effect of testosterone on cardiovascular disease has consistently found that testosterone replacement therapy does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in men or women, and in fact may have a preventative impact. Despite continued pressure from pharmaceutical companies and general practitioners who believe in a more traditional “disease and treatment of disease” medical perspective, the field of age management medicine continues to grow and to see new and exciting proof that long-term treatment of client patients has the effects desired –reduced cases of heart disease, metabolic disease, Alzheimer’s disease and a variety of cancers, longer life span, greater mental function and clarity, fewer falls and broken bones, improved energy, improved sexual function, and more.
What does this mean for you? The rising costs of health care, insurance, and specifically long-term or nursing home care can be staggering. Several independent studies find that investing in wellness vs. treatment of disease yields a ROI of $5-6 for each dollar spent. Considering early retirement? Multiple statistical studies show that early retirement often leads to early mortality. What if you could add health, productive, focused years to your work life that lead to a long, healthy, productive and enjoyable later life? That is what age management medicine can do for you.
At Savannah Age Management Medicine, our doctors stay up to date on the latest research, studies, and recommendations in the field of age management medicine. We provide our client patients with personalized treatment options and continue to monitor your health and well-being to make sure you are getting the right balance of care for your needs. To learn more, please contact us for a free consultation.