Breakthroughs in Anti-Aging

By Arthur Williamson

There are more than 22,000 members in a group called A4M - the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The group is a non-profit, and its members are from 105 different nations. They include physicians, other health practitioners, scientists, government officials and general public.

The A4M is dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. The A4M is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breaking technologies, and anti-aging issues.

The A4M believes that the disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunction which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human lifespan can be increased, and the quality of one's life enhanced as one grows chronologically older.

The A4M seeks to disseminate information concerning innovative science and research as well as treatment modalities designed to prolong the human lifespan. Anti-Aging Medicine is based on the scientific principles of responsible medical care consistent with those of other healthcare specialties. Although the A4M seeks to disseminate information on many types of medical treatments, it does not promote or endorse any specific treatment nor does it sell or endorse any commercial product.

Often doctors interested in this field are right at the cutting edge of research on anti-aging. Many are classified as alternative practitioners, although they are M.D.'s and D.O.'s who have received the traditional education that every other doctor has. These doctors seek something more for their patients than conventional medicine can deliver. Realizing that they often caused more harm than good with side effects of conventional medicine, they have turned to natural remedies that cause no side effects.

An example of this is in the field of hormone replacement therapy, which is used in both alternative and conventional medicine to relieve symptoms of aging and make patients more youthful. There are two kinds of hormones that can be used for replacements. Conventional medicine mostly prescribes synthetic hormones for these symptoms, but although they do sometimes relieve the symptoms, they carry risk of other diseases and side effects.

On the other hand, bioidentical hormones used as replacements do not cause any side effects and do not increase risks for other diseases, while alleviating the symptoms they were meant to handle. Bioidentical means that the hormones are identical to the ones the body produces. They come from natural plant sources. Synthetic hormones are compounded from such sources as pregnant horse urine.

Most of these alternative medicine doctors keep up to date with new research in the areas of anti-aging and can help a patient halt or even reverse any symptoms or diseases related to getting older. They seek to help without causing any harm. If you desire a longer and more active life, you can find answers.

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