If you are feeling tired and run-down, are having problems sleeping, ache all the time, and are less chipper than you used to be, welcome to getting older. Aging isn't only about wrinkles and gray hair. A big part of it involves hormones or the lack there of. Because of the reduction in the production of hormones, what you eat and how you exercise are more important than they have been in years. Your overall health is affected, and everything seems to change exponentially. Medical science has helped extend the average human lifespan from under 50 years to almost 80 years since 1900. To make sure you look and feel good for those extra 30 years, here are a few anti-aging medical services available.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is not about using a synthetic hormone in an attempt to cause the same reactions and responses as when you were producing more of the hormone yourself. Instead, it involves balancing the different hormones in your body. Having even one of them out of balance leads to the different symptoms of aging. In general, your anti-aging medical practitioner will consider the levels of the following hormones:
- Growth hormone
He or she will work with you to find the proper balance for optimum health. When you are deficient in a hormone, the doctor will prescribe a natural replacement that your body will recognize instead of a synthetic one that may create other problems. Once the correct balance is found you will begin to feel like your young self again.
Nutrition and Exercise
An anti-aging medical professional will also help you with your diet. This is not necessarily a weight-loss diet, but one meant to keep you healthy and encourage your glands to produce more hormones. In addition, you will be helped with an exercise plan that will fit your current fitness level and lifestyle. Even if you eat healthily and exercise now, you might need to make some adjustments to receive the best results. As your organs and body change with age, you need to adjust what you eat and how you exercise.
Maintaining good health, and feeling good require constant adjustments as you age. Don't think that you can eat or exercise like you did when you were 35 if your body has aged to 65. However, if you keep your hormones in balance, be sure to pay attention to what you eat and how much you exercise, you may still look and feel like you have a much younger body. As an added bonus, when you look and feel great, it increases your overall health and helps with age management.