Anti-aging medicine is not only about making your face wrinkle-free, it is also about keeping you at your optimum health for a long and happy life
There is a saying that aging is about the only thing we can be certain of in life. But in recent years, that is no longer the case. With innovations in the field of antiaging medicine, we can now understand, treat and ultimately prevent the causes of degenerative aging.
Dr Orapin Sukwong, an anti-aging physician certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and a dermatologist and anti-aging specialist at the Royal Life Anti-Aging Center in Bangkok Hospital, says that anti-aging medicine now makes it possible to return the body to how it used to be when we were young.
She explains that the science of anti-aging medicine is based on advanced medical technologies that allow for early detection and prevention of age-related symptoms – making a longer, healthier life possible.
“Some of us, especially the ladies, become wary of aging when we see outward signs such as lines and wrinkles, things that affect our beauty. In fact, aging has far deeper effects, making the body vulnerable to disease, and ultimately in need of medical attention. This will lead to symptoms as basic as loss of energy and vitality, to far more serious results such as heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and many other unwelcome diseases,” says Dr Orapin.
According to the doctor, an application of micronutrient replacements, together with bio-identical hormonal replacement, will effectively slow and often times reverse the degenerative processes which we call aging.
“Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function and contribute to those chronic degenerative processes,” says Dr Orapin, “but conversely, there are also many people taking multivitamins or eating a balanced diet who are actually still nutritionally deficient.”
The doctor explains that each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique. If one person cannot absorb vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients properly, he or she will have deficiencies.
“Our advanced laboratory tests can specify your nutritional status which is a vital foundation for your health and performance. Individual differences in age, metabolism, genetics, health, prescription drug use, absorption rate or many other factors are taken into consideration,” says Dr Orapin.
Combined with healthy lifestyle choices and changes in exercise and diet, this can help people regain good health and look their best for a very long time.