How medically supervised regenerative therapies help people live longer, happier, healthier lives.
Everyone wants to live longer, but the older we get, the more important that thought becomes in the way we interact with the world. And the more we think about it, the more easily we become confused or distracted by the specifics of that diet or exercise. Should I be on the Keto Diet or Paleo? Do I run to keep my heart healthy or do I do Vinyasa Yoga? How does a normal person who leads an already full and complex life find the formula for a long life?
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Programmed for success
Our bodies are programmed to follow a specific and predictable path. We are born, grow a little bit, hit puberty and then, if we’re lucky, we mate and have children. In achieving this simplified life, you have achieved the main purpose of your biology, which is why, when this stage of life is completed, our bodies often deteriorate and decay over time.
In men, this manifests itself as andropause, a condition that causes a gradual decrease in testosterone and other hormones that promote healthy living. Similarly, women experience undesirable changes in their bodies during perimenopause, menopause, and finally after menopause, with each stage its own unique physical challenges. Regardless of the biological journey your body goes through, systemic decline as a result of these falling hormone levels is all but inevitable. Or at least it used to be.
Around the same time science was studying the relationship between hormone levels and quality of life, medicine began using therapies designed to help children grow up to improve the lives of their adult patients. It was this results-oriented approach that eventually spawned modern hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that was effective in restoring the vitality of millions of people around the world. But decades later, people are often still confused about what regenerative medicine has to offer.
Aging at the cellular level
In junior high we learned about the repairability of the human body. In general, the body grows and repairs itself through cell division and replication, with most body cells being replaced at least every eight years or so. Genetic damage and errors are copied in each subsequent generation. In a body that is home to over 35 trillion cells, this means that the rate of aging increases dramatically with each generation.
The result is that by the age of 60, many of the cells, tissues, and organs in your body age roughly 125 times faster than a 12-year-old. Scientific research shows that the human ability to endure these faults and damages is approximately 90 years when all other things are perfect. And those who live to be over 90 can do so largely without chronic disease or pain.
Medicine, on the other hand, tells us that the average life expectancy of an adult male is only about 78 years old. For those who fall into this category, those later years can be tough, often riddled with age-related illnesses like pain and illness.
But if you read this and think, “I’m so fucked,” it’s not all bad news. We also know that only about 10% of what actually contributes to a person’s longevity is due to their genes. The other 90% comes from diet, health, and lifestyle; in other words, anything we can work on.
Another often overlooked revelation is that it doesn’t matter when you make these changes in your life, just that you make them. Unfortunately, this leads us to navigate the overwhelming amount of data and conflicting opinions about what’s best for your health, but with all of your reading, has anyone ever simply asked your body?
Regenerative care is a solution-based approach in medicine that alleviates age-related problems by addressing their causes. Regenerative clinics such as HealthGAINS work to improve a person’s quality of life by studying their health and wellness needs and prescribing a custom formula for that person’s longevity.
Evidence-based regenerative care
Image Credit: HealthGAINSWhere hormone replacement therapy was previously only available to treat a single condition, now there are a wide variety of therapies and treatments available that optimize your hormone levels and offer benefits that would have been impossible ten or twenty years ago. Properly performed HRT can affect your body’s chemistry in very specific and safe ways that can optimize your vitality and improve longevity.
In men, hormone replacement therapy can help:
- Increase bone density
- Improve Libido and Drive
- Stimulates the production of red blood cells
- Promote muscle growth
In women, HRT has been shown to be very effective treatment for relieving a wide variety of perimenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal symptoms, including:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
In both men and women, effective control of hormone levels can provide a whole host of additional benefits, including more energy, improved sex drive, and improved overall body composition.
This can be a very complex process and requires years of experience on the part of healthcare professionals to properly perform treatment. While you can get HRT from a variety of sources, improper treatment can lead to serious health problems, some of them irreversible. Unfortunately, it is precisely because of these problems that so many customers find HealthGAINS after a poor result with an inexperienced provider or a hormone clinic.
Because of the dangers involved HealthGAINS works with its customers to balance and optimize hormone levels. This will help avoid the nasty side effects and bad reactions that so often occur with an overstimulated system.
One of life’s great mysteries is why, as we age, we stop believing that each of us has individual needs. This couldn’t be further from the truth. From the freckles on your face to the cells in your body, what defines you is clearly unique. Realizing it or not, we often fall victim to a world that tries to convince us that there are general solutions to specific challenges.
It is true that a general practitioner can treat you if your symptoms are unclear, but most of the time we want specialists when it comes to specific problems that affect our health.
Unfortunately, in today’s medical system, care is often ordered based on where you land on a table rather than how you feel in real life. We see it all around us. Body mass index or BMI, for example, is supposed to be an indicator of your risk for heart disease and high blood pressure, but it’s not an accurate measure of fitness as it ignores factors like fat percentage and distribution and has no way of explaining lifestyle , Demographics, or the slight physiological differences between most of the world’s population.
There is no chart or number that you could be reduced to and still expect quality care. Aging is by definition a chronic condition that affects everyone differently. It takes more than one measurement to get a good understanding of what affects a person, which is why all HealthGAINS programs Start with a thorough investigation and consultation.
More than a quiz
Occasionally, your doctor may request a blood test to get a better understanding of what is going on in your body. These tests look at things like testosterone, progesterone, your insulin growth factors, and one or two other biomarkers that can often paint a rough picture of what kind of gimmicks your hormones are doing. In fact, most of the tests your doctor will ask your insurance company to do will only look for five to ten different markers from which to draw conclusions. HealthGAINS believes these tests are just the beginning.
At HealthGAINS, Every customer starts their journey with a comprehensive look on their hormones, including a test that identifies over 150 biomarkers and looks at how their interactions with each other affect your health as a whole. This report is only the first part of the diagnostic process. These results are then reviewed and discussed in the medical team, which includes not only doctors and nurses, but also nutritionists, treatment managers, and wellness consultants who are all invested in your success.
What success can look like
Image Credit: HealthGAINSIf ten people say they want to lose weight, some might want to lose five pounds while others might want to lose twenty or thirty pounds. It’s important to mention this because what works for your best friend may not be the most effective treatment for you. This is the main reason so many diets and exercise plans fail.
Two men with apparently identical medical histories and hormone levels can react very differently to therapy. If you don’t fully understand how new drugs affect the rest of your body, and not just how they treat your symptoms, it can be as disastrous to your health as self-medication. This is why HealthGAINS spends so much time and energy creating a wellness plan that is right for you. Bespoke programs and precise dosages have served tens of thousands of patients for over fifteen years and have grown to become one of the leading age management providers in South Florida.
It’s easy for a clinic to say they care about your health, but only HealthGAINS values patient wellbeing by using the most advanced, results-based therapies to help their clients succeed. Just as the personal goals of two people are not the same, neither do two people share the same health and wellness goals for their lives. HealthGAINS believes in a future where you look and feel good, not only win back the years, but make them magical and full of vibrancy and memories.
If you were wondering whether age management therapies are right for you, you should probably speak to a HealthGAINS health professional. Not only can they help you answer any outstanding questions, but they can also help you begin your journey to healthy longevity.