What is anti-aging medicine?
Anti-aging is a broad field that can include both medical and cosmetic approaches to retaining the benefits of youth as you grow older.
Aging is an inevitable part of living, and though the average lifespan of Americans has been increasing in recent history, older citizens don’t always enjoy good health in their later years. Like most people, you probably want to stay healthy and youthful for as long as possible, even if you can’t stay young forever.
There’s exciting scientific research that’s looking at how understanding cell function, genetics, environment, and other factors influences how healthy people are as they age, which is already improving medical knowledge of how to retain youthfulness despite growing older. This research holds much promise for the future, but there’s already plenty you can do to remain fit and well as you age.
What are the best methods?
Doctors have known for many years that unhealthy lifestyle choices are a significant factor in causing ill health and death, but the extent to which your diet and lifestyle influence how well you age is becoming ever more apparent.
Put simply, the healthier your lifestyle, the more likely your body will be able to stay active and youthful as you get older. That means eating a balanced, nutritious diet that includes:
- Plenty of fruit and vegetables
- Whole grains and sources of fiber
- Nuts and seeds
- High-quality protein
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Optimal levels of vitamins and minerals
- Plenty of water
- A wide variety of different foods
You should also minimize your consumption of:
- Saturated and trans fats
- Processed foods
- Refined grain products
- Red meat
Exercising regularly, including aerobic exercise that gets your heart pumping, weight and resistance training to strengthen muscles, and stretching exercises to keep your body supple, are also essential.
Other causes of premature aging include:
- Taking drugs
- Too much exposure to the sun or tanning beds
- Not getting enough sleep
- Chronic stress
- Not managing other health conditions effectively
Learning to deal with stress, taking sufficient rest and time for yourself, and cutting out bad habits can make a significant difference as to how well you age.
How can my doctor help with anti-aging?
The team at Spruce Health Group plays a vital role in making the most anti-aging benefits related to changing your lifestyle. For example, they can:
- Design healthy eating plans tailored to your needs
- Help you get the right amount of exercise
- Monitor your ongoing health
- Treat any underlying health condition
- Help you deal with stress and find ways to relax
- Help you get a good night’s sleep
- Support you with quitting smoking
- Help you reduce your alcohol consumption
- Provide information and advice about emotional or mental health problems
They can also keep you up to date with the newest scientific advances in anti-aging and advise you on how to approach cosmetic treatments that claim to reverse the signs of aging.
To find out more about how Spruce Health Group can help with anti-aging, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Get Back to You with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Are you diving in and living your best life? Do you ever feel like something just isn’t right?
It could be your hormones.
Let’s talk about how hormones affect everything about your health.
Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance:
- Reduced mental focus & memory
- Fatigue, lack of energy
- Difficulty sleeping
- Irritable, anxious, or depressed
- Decreased muscle strength, joint pain
- Reduced sexual desire and performance
Benefits of Balanced Hormones:
- Regain energy & strength
- Feel younger and happier
- Increase mental clarity
- Limit age-related illness
- Increase ability to lose weight
- Restore or increase sex drive
Daily, millions of people experience the symptoms of hormone imbalance, you may be one of them. Spruce Health Group specializes in addressing the myriad of symptoms including reduced libido, low mood, fatigue, weight gain, and other early indicators of aging.
We work with you through precision and personalized patient care plans that seek to optimize your hormones and extend your health span. To discover more about how restoring hormones to their optimal level may address specific health concerns contact us to schedule an evaluation.
Reveal Your Naturally Radiant Skin With SkinPen
As our bodies largest organ, our skin plays an important role in our overall health and well being. The smallest things can make such a difference in how our skin looks and more importantly feels.
Beautiful skin is within your reach with SkinPen Precision! This exciting treatment can improve your complexion, reduce / wrinkles of the neck, reduce the appearance of acne scars and reveal smooth healthy skin.
How Does SkinPen work?
SkinPen Precision works by creating thousands of microscopic channels in your skin. While doing this, it activates the body’s natural healing response to remodel the skin and keep the overall structure of the skin intact.
What Can I expect at My SkinPen Treatment?
Your physician may apply numbing cream to your skin in order to keep you more comfortable during your treatment. This typically takes 30 minutes to take effect, depending on the treatment area. Following treatment, your skin may appear slightly pink to red, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn.
Will SkinPen Work for Me?
SkinPen has been clinically show to be effective for all skin types. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 day apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence.
Benefits of SkinPen:
- Minimally invasive with little downtime
- First FDA-cleared microneedling device for aesthetic use
- Results are natural and improve with time
- Safe for all skin tones and types
- 94% of patients noticed an improvement in how their neck wrinkles looked at one-month post treatment
- 90% of acne scar clinical trial subjects would recommend to friends and family
To learn more, schedule your SkinPen appointment with us today!
*See intended use, important safety information, and clinical trial details (data on file) at skinpen.com. SkinPen® U.S. intended use: The SkinPen® Precision system is a microneedling device and accessories intended to be used as a treatment to improve the appearance of wrinkles of the neck for Fitzpatrick skin types II – IV and to improve the appearance of facial acne scars in adults with all Fitzpatrick skin types aged 22 years and older. Rx only.