What is Anti-Aging Medicine?
Anti-aging medicine or age management medicine is not about stopping the clock — It is about winding that clock back up again.
Age-related diseases are often the result of hormone deficiencies and our environment, which includes our nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, and interpersonal relationships. When these four cornerstones and our hormones are out of balance, the ability of the body to age gracefully is significantly challenged.
What role does hormone management play in anti-aging medicine?
It is no mystery that hormones decline as we age. That’s why optimizing hormones in men and women is one tool to aid in the aging process.
Hormone management can help with…
- Bone Loss
- Weight Gain
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Joint Aches
- Muscle Loss and Weakness
- Diminishing Mental, Physical and Sexual Drive
How does Embrace Wellness do hormone management differently?
At Embrace Wellness, we start the process of optimizing your hormones with a consultation and a laboratory evaluation. There are various means to assess hormones—serum or blood, salvia, blood spot, 24-hour urine collection and dry urine testing. While each type of testing has its merits, we use the international gold standard of serum or blood testing for hormone evaluations. Currently, serum or blood testing are the only type of hormone evaluation covered by insurance.
Once a hormone assessment is completed, you will have another visit with Tammy to discuss your lab results in detail. She will explain where your hormone levels fit in comparison to optimum levels and discuss potential treatment options.
What treatment options do we offer?
At Embrace Wellness, we can provide
- Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapies (BHRT): hormones that match the human body’s own chemical structure
- Peptide therapies
- Resources on nutrition and exercise
- Supplement recommendations
What about peptide therapy?
Most patients are not aware of peptide therapy, a revolutionary treatment that can kickstart the body’s natural healing process. At Embrace Wellness, we are one of the few clinics in the Treasure Valley to offer this treatment.
Peptides are small proteins made up of 50 amino acids or less. Approximately 293,700 peptides reside in the human body and they can be found in every cell and tissue. These proteins are signaling molecules that cause a particular reaction (or reactions) in the body. For example, the peptide insulin helps the body regulate blood sugar levels.
Patients who have undergone peptide therapy have reported…
- Increased energy and stamina
- Increased libido
- Relief from muscle and joint pain
- Improvements in skin elasticity and appearance
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Healthier hair and nails
- Higher defenses against diseases and disorders
Start living your best life today.
The cornerstones of aging are nutrition, sleep, exercise, and interpersonal relationships. All of these can be improved on your own, but when you need the guidance or resources, Embrace Wellness is here to help during your journey to optimal health, providing the care you need to get there.
Tammy is a diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine Health Professionals (ABAAHP) and is currently taking new male patients age 35-59 and new female patients up to age 59 for age management care. Call to schedule your consultation today.