Anti-Aging is a New Medical Subspecialty

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What is anti-aging medicine and is it legitimate?

Anti-Aging is a New Medical Subspecialty

The aging process was once thought to be one thing which we had no control over. Let's face it; we're definitely going to grow old. But now the question is; what can we do about it?

This could be where anti-aging medicine comes in. Anti-aging works to slow, stop and sometimes even reverse the aging process. We often think of growing old as growing sick, but anti-aging specialists say it doesn't have to be that way.

Anti-aging medicine isn't simply a theory. It is a new medical subspecialty in which physicians have been certified since 1997. These board-certified professionals believe that the aging process is like any disease. It has certain symptoms, and as with other diseases, these symptoms have treatments.

Anti-aging physicians use the latest medical tests and treatments. They only prescribe medicines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And their goal is to use preventive medicine to improve their patients' quality of life.

Anti-aging procedures work to reduce body fat, restore muscle loss and lessen bone loss, to mention just a few.

According to the Anti-Aging Institute in Savannah, Georgia, anti-aging therapies can even extend a person's life. They estimate that a person who starts an anti-aging program in their mid 30s could gain 10 to 20 extra years of life.

   

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