Anti-Aging refers to the attempt of slowing down or reversing the aging process. According to Ronald Klatz, M.D., D.O. President of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, current theories of aging at the cellular and molecular level generally revolve around two main themes: aging is programmed and aging is accidental. Programmed aging theories are based on the idea that from conception to death, human development is governed by a biological “clock”. This clock sets the appropriate times for various changes to take pace. The changes in vision, loss of calcium in the bones, decreased hearing acuity, and lowered vital capacity of the lungs are all examples of programmed aging. Accidental theories of aging rely on chance; the notion that organisms get older by a series of random events. An example is DNA damage from free radicals or just the wear and tear of daily life.
Heart and Health Medical Middle Island Anti-Aging & Weight loss
When understanding medical treatments for anti- aging the American Board of Anti-Aging Regenerative Medicine states that anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunctions, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan of humans. Anti-aging medicine is based on principles of sound and responsible medical care that are consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties.
At Heart and Health Medical Middle Island, our expert doctors will work closely with you to analyze and understand your signs of aging, and then determine what methods of anti-aging would be best suited for you.
Am I Showing Signs of Aging?
Signs of Aging:
- Dry Skin – Skin that has lost moisture and may crack or peel. It may also become irritated, inflamed, and itchy. Dry skin is something that can be managed with diet changes and proper skin care
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles – Often associated with repetitive movements, such as squinting, smiling, laughing or frowning; fine lines and wrinkles are usually due to a loss of collagen and elasticity which reduces skin volume. Dry skin, environmental damage,smoking cigarettes , UV exposure, and stress can all intensify your chances of developing deeper, more visablefine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmentary Changes – Pigment refers to the natural coloring of the skin.The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases. The remaining melanocytes increase in size. Aging skin looks thinner, more pale and/or clear.
- Age Spots – Well-defined, uniformed areas of brown or gray pigment that often show up on your hands, face, neck, and chest. These spots usually start as smaller freckles and come from an overproduction of melanin caused by overexposure to the sun and not enough sun protection.
How Can Heart and Health Massapequa Help
Treatments for Anti Aging:
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Personalized Nutritional Plan
- Protect your skin from the sun: Sun protection is the foundation of every anti-aging skincare plan. The sun causes our skin to age much quicker and this type of aging is referred to as photoaging. To help patients protect their skin from the sun and other harmful UV rays it is recommended to:
- Seek shade: Especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Cover up: Wear a wide-brimmed hat, pants, and long sleeves when possible. Gloves. Sunglasses help reduce the formation of fine lines around eyes.
- Wear sunscreen with SPF: Protect your skin by applying sunscreen throughout the day to any exposed skin. The Ideal sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection, an SPF 30+, and is water resistant.
- Avoid tanning beds: Tanning beds, and sun lamps expose you to harmful UV rays which accelerate skin aging.
- Apply moisturizer every day: As we age, skin becomes more dry and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Moisturizer helps to keep water in our skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
- Washing your face daily: Gently wash your skin with warm water and a mild cleanser instead of soap and you should always avoid scrubbing your skin.
- Quit smoking: Tobacco contains many toxins that often cause added damage to the skin on your face. Signs of smoker’s face include dull and dry complexion, loss of skin’s firmness, premature lines and wrinkles, and leathery skin.
- Eat healthy: A healthy diet promotes healthy skin from within; be sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
- Maximize sleep habits: Sleep gives your body time to reset itself.
About Weight Loss
Whether you have a lot of weight to lose or just a few pounds, weight loss can be achieved. Achieving a healthy weight is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Upon consultation, we will help you create a customized plan that fits all of your weight loss needs in the form of diet and exercise plans, and also exploring medications and surgery options.
How We Can Help
Proper diet plans
Weight Loss Tips
- Drink water: Water can boost metabolism by 24–30%, resulting in more calories burned and it is needed to metabolize fat and carbohydrates already stored in the body. Water is a natural appetite suppressant, studies find that drinking water 30 minutes before meals helps dieters to consume fewer calories. Water also helps to filter toxins and flush the body of waste.
- Multiple factors dictate how much water a person should consume. Although there is no standard reference for water intake The Dietary Reference Intakes: Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine general recommendations for women are at approximately 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water — from all beverages and foods — each day, and for men an average of approximately 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) of total water. The panel did not set an upper level for water.
- Cut back on added sugar: Studies show that sugar (and high-fructose corn syrup) consumption is strongly associated with an increased risk of obesity, as well as serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. *Be sure to read labels as even foods “healthy” can be full of added sugars.
- Chew slowly: The brain may take some time to register that you’ve eaten enough. Chewing more slowly allows your body enough time to register when you’ve had enough before you’ve overeaten.
- Exercise: Aerobic exercise is a great way to burn calories and help your mental health. Weight lifting has been shown to help keep your metabolism functioning higher and improves muscle mass.
- Sleep: Poor sleeping habits are a large contributor to obesity – putting children at an increased risk of 89% and adults are an increased risk of 55%.