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Cautions in Your Approach to Aging

Cautions in Your Approach to Aging
Dr. Constance Odom, MD Picture of Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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Have you ever heard the caution that if you pull out one gray hair, three more will grow back in its place? The sight of your hair turning colors is often advance notice that your body is entering the aging process, but in reality, aging starts internally long before you may ever see or feel the effects. There are differences in the ways men and women age, but universally, once the body enters the thirties, normal functions and hormone productions start to slow. You may not see or feel the decline for several years, but your body will slowly lose energy, experience decreased muscle mass, and have changes in bone density. Your sex life may be impacted by the hormonal imbalances that may be occurring, and your mental health might experience disruptions as your brain tries to adapt and cope with all of the changes taking place.

Choosing Your Approach

When searching for a response these bodily changes, many turn to well-marketed anti-aging protocols. Serums, creams, and peptide injections are all popular forms of defensive strategies, as many only understand the serious nature of aging once it has taken a stronghold on their body. Proactively addressing areas of muscle or bone health, body fat, energy levels, and regulated hormones is the best way to face the aging journey. Starting a peptide therapy program early on can help do just this. In addition, stem cell research is currently being explored for the impact stem cells have on the aging process and how they can be used to reverse or slow down the effects. Using the patient’s own tissue to combat noticeable and internal symptoms of aging can provide a more natural boost to your overall look and health.  However, breakthroughs have not yet been made, and you need to get busy working to address aging now. Here are four ways you can do that.

1. Look for Individualized Help. In the battle against the effect of time, there are many products that will claim to do it all. However, each body and individual needs will be different. Therefore, different products and ingredients could have different reactions than what a label or advertisement may claim. A protocol, whether medicinal or based on a lifestyle, should be tailored to the unique needs of a patient. If you think of skincare products, sunscreen application is universal in its need, but individualized in strength. Some skin needs more than just a moisturizer or an exfoliator. Your unique skin properties can guide a more efficient delivery of supplements or treatments.

2. It’s Never Too Early to Start. Don’t be fooled by your youthful good looks and bounding energy. When it comes to aging, the earlier you start treatments to combat it, the more likely you will be to experience more success. As the body experiences different aging stages, working on these stages proactively helps deliver attention that goes past the skin and works with issues that occur down in the tissue or the bone. Peptides are a therapy that works to stimulate a healthy body response to aging at the cellular level. This works its way outward as it benefits the body.

3. Consider Your Environment. If you spend your life in a highly polluted environment, you cannot afford to wait until the last days to take care of your body’s looks or health. Your surroundings can contribute to early aging, as toxic fumes and air pollution have been linked to wrinkles, age spots, and skin conditions that affect your appearance. However, you can also create a toxic skin or body environment if you are a smoker. Your skin is the largest organ on your body, and what goes in can affect things all the way to your core. The nicotine in cigarettes affects your blood vessels, keeping your skin and organs from getting enough nutrients and oxygen.

4. Your Diet Matters. You have also probably heard that saying that “you are what you eat” from a coworker or family member who judges your indulgence of pizza or chocolate cake. In a manner of speaking, they are correct. A nutritious, well-balanced diet creates a healthy body that can fight against toxins and free radicals that want to destroy your skin and health. Weight management and proper nutrition create the look and energy your body needs to make it through daily activities. If you have excess fat, it can create blisters, stretch marks, infections, skin irritations, and skin folds that are unsightly and damaging.

There is no shame in wanting to put your best foot forward whether you are 25 or 65. Although the aging journey is inevitable, the way your body handles it and how you look during the process is completely up to the effort you want to put in along the way.


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This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your physician about the risks and benefits of any treatment. Nu Image Medical may not offer the medications or services mentioned in this article.