Getting older is a fact of life, but advances in health care, nutrition, and hormone replacement treatments are helping people to better manage the aging process.
Rather than accept a decline in activity and engagement levels, these days aging adults are demanding a better quality of life. From endurance athletes to mature models in magazines, older adults are more visible, more vital than ever before, and the field of age management is a key part of that equation.
Age Management Basics
Age management is a health care specialty made up of experts and wellness professionals who consult with patients and perform a wealth of treatments – all geared toward extending health and vitality as we age. Some treatments take a new approach to traditional wisdom, like eating right and exercising. Others make use of the latest advances in bioidentical hormone therapies.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone management plays a large role in age management. As we age, for women, in particular, hormones levels decline and fall out of balance. Menopause causes a dramatic loss of hormones in women, which can lead to obvious signs of aging as well as a loss of vitality and physical well-being.
Traditional hormone replacement relies on extracts taken from horses and artificially created products. Because of concerns that some people have about using this type of hormone replacement, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been developed as an alternative. Some feel that BHRT may lower the risk of hormone replacement due to the fact that the chemicals exactly match those found in women of reproductive age.
Hormone replacement therapy can be used to treat a variety of symptoms in women who are approaching or going through menopause. These symptoms can include:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Loss of libido or painful intercourse
- Problems sleeping and tiredness
- Changes in appetite and weight gain
Women who swear by bioidentical hormone replacement therapy also report improved skin tone, elasticity, and hydration levels.
People who are suffering the side effects of cancer treatment may also find some relief in hormone replacement therapy – but anyone with existing conditions should consult with their doctor before starting any type of new therapy or treatment.
Diet and Nutrition
Aging slows down the metabolism and can result in weakness or even disability. To slow or stop this process, careful management of diet and nutrients is important.
Gaining too much weight poses certain health threats including increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems. Ironically, even if older people gain weight, they may suffer from poor nutrition. Women, in particular, are at increased risk for brittle bones as they age. Nutritional supplements can help rebuild bone strength and health.
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