OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
The most important health care need in successful aging is to age with less frailty and dependency. This means adopting an anti aging program into your life immediately.
The anti aging industry is booming and claims to slow aging and even stop and reverse the effects of natural aging. Stop aging? …..Quackery???
One of the mainstays of many anti-aging practices is hormone replacement therapy. Why? Women live approximately one third of their lives in a state of sex-hormone deficiency. Men are also subject to age-related testosterone decline, and unfortunately, testosterone-level therapy remains frequently underdiagnosed.
DHEA levels also decrease with age and the importance of supplementing DHEA cannot be overstated. Also, growth hormone age-associated decrease and the insulin growth factor-1 levels found in elderly individuals are sometimes as low as those encountered in adult patients with established deficiency. However, rhGH and HGH remain controversial therapy in an anti aging practice. Further safety evidence for treating a patient off label with rhGH/hGH is necessary.
The effects of not beginning a natural anti aging program include: skin aging, decreases in lean body mass, decreases in bone mineral density (osteoporosis), lowered sexual desire and erectile function, decreased intellectual activity and unstable mood. Each of these conditions may be a part of hormone deficiencies and the lower levels of hormones that occur as one ages. But the good news is that a properly constructed anti aging program will have a positive effect on each “age related” condition listed above!
Huge disagreements between the various scientific societies and actual use of hormone supplements in aging and elderly patients exist. Remember, if you start early enough and begin to practice an anti aging regimen in your daily life, radical hormone replacement therapy which may not be safe may never have to be started in the first place!
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
Though each article and/or opinion contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided, if used,
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