• Turning Back The Clock On Aging

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Apr 11th, 2017

Conventional medicine has always held the belief that aging is inevitable and that the progressive deterioration that occurs in our adult years cannot be altered. Fortunately, there is an exciting revolution in science and medicine that identifies aging as a disease. We are entering an era where we can slow down and even reverse the aging process preventing many of the diseases of aging as well as the symptoms of aging.

One of the most important treatments for the disease of aging is hormone supplementation. Hormones decline in all people as they age. Many physicians assume this is the way it should be, and therefore the medical community has been very slow to offer hormone replacement therapy to the average citizen as a means of combating many of the negative effects that accompany aging.

The idea that aging can be controlled has been met with a certain amount of resistance. If a younger person were to be diagnosed as having a hormonal deficiency, it would quickly be corrected. Unfortunately, physicians have not been trained to treat the average person with a deficiency if the deficiency is thought to be due to the natural aging process. Researchers from around the world have now shown that the hormonal deficiency associated with aging is no different from that of a younger person with a hormonal imbalance.

Over the last 50 years, research in the fields of endocrinology and immunology has improved our knowledge as to how and why we age. The endocrine system regulates our body’s temperature, reproduction, growth, aging and immune system. Communication between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system makes it possible for us to adapt and survive in our environment. It is through hormones that these systems interact to accomplish this mission. Hormones are molecules that are released into the blood stream and exert biochemical effects on receptor sites. Hormones serve as messengers from the central nervous system telling our internal organs how to function.

Hormones control virtually all of the functions of the body including our reproductive, immune and metabolic systems. Hormones actually determine how we age by controlling our overall physical and mental health. As the levels of hormones decline so do our physical and mental capabilities. We lose our energy, vitality, and health, as well as our longevity. By restoring these hormones to their youthful levels it is now possible to restore our youthful zeal and energy and to strengthen and bolster our bodies as well as our minds. We can eliminate and reverse many of the symptoms that we have come to associate with aging such as fatigue, less interest in sex and memory decline. We can also regain the youthful resilience that enables us to cope gracefully with the stressors that challenge us every day.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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