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What exactly is longevity/anti-aging medicine?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: We're all in the biz

All physicians are in the business of "anti-aging", that's what we do! everything we teach you and prescribe to you is meant to either make you more comfortable or prolongue your life.
Anything else outside of the "satndard of care" is generally quakery and expensive snake oil. Don't waste your money, find a doctor you trust and take their advice.

In brief: We're all in the biz

All physicians are in the business of "anti-aging", that's what we do! everything we teach you and prescribe to you is meant to either make you more comfortable or prolongue your life.
Anything else outside of the "satndard of care" is generally quakery and expensive snake oil. Don't waste your money, find a doctor you trust and take their advice.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Homeira Izadi
there are a few organizations in the US dealing with the science of anti-aging medicine including A4M, Age Management Medical Group.. I had the training and received board certification but do not agree with a lot of their recommendations . I encourage you finding a physician who practices evidence based medicine has recommendations based on research and not individual observations.
Dr. Homeira Izadi
the main part of anti-aging medicine is hormone replacement therapy since we lose the ability to secret hormones as we age. the first pioneer in this field was Dr. Harman from American Aging Association, he is 98y/o healthy and active doctor who established Gerontology. Cenegenics is one of the institutes with more evidence based recommendations but not affordable for all. just eat healthy , exerc
Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Excellent question!

Most medicine is disease management, but anti-aging (also called age management) takes a more preventative approach by teaching and emphasizing lifestyle choices such as excellent nutrition, exercise and hormone optimization aimed at increasing healthful longevity proactively.
Doctors pursuing AAM or AMM have also incorporated Regenerative medicine (using body itself to ameliorate or cure).

In brief: Excellent question!

Most medicine is disease management, but anti-aging (also called age management) takes a more preventative approach by teaching and emphasizing lifestyle choices such as excellent nutrition, exercise and hormone optimization aimed at increasing healthful longevity proactively.
Doctors pursuing AAM or AMM have also incorporated Regenerative medicine (using body itself to ameliorate or cure).
Dr. Louise Andrew
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Many aspects

Physicians who belong to the organization that promotes anti-aging , use diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and hormonal optimization to delay the aging process.
Most controversial is the use of hormones like estradiol, testosterone, and growth hormone which can have unintended consequences of promoting common tumors.

In brief: Many aspects

Physicians who belong to the organization that promotes anti-aging , use diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and hormonal optimization to delay the aging process.
Most controversial is the use of hormones like estradiol, testosterone, and growth hormone which can have unintended consequences of promoting common tumors.
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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