WHAT IS ANTI-AGING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
As defined by The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and The American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), anti-aging and regenerative medicine is the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related diseases and to promote research into methods to slow and optimize the human aging process.
Anti-aging and Regenerative medicine is a clinical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunctions, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans. Anti-aging medicine is based on principles of sound and responsible medical care that are consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties. If you have had your cholesterol tested, taken a lipid-lowering drug, had a mammogram, or taken Bio-Identical Hormones (BHRT) with thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, melatonin, or DHEA, you have experienced anti-aging medicine. 90% of all adult illness is due to the degenerative processes of aging. This includes heart disease, most cancers, adult-onset diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disease, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's. With early detection and appropriate intervention, most of these diseases can be prevented, cured, or have their downward course reversed. Anti-aging and regenerative medicine is the "optimum" of wellness and longevity, and employs extensive therapies and treatment in the preventative health care field far beyond just cholesterol testing and mammograms. A profound paradigm shift in the way the medical establishment views aging and age-related disease is now underway.
Anti-aging and Regenerative medicine is:
- SCIENTIFIC. Anti-aging diagnostic and treatment practices are supported by scientific evidence and therefore cannot be branded as anecdotal.
- EVIDENCE-BASED. Anti-aging medicine is based on an orderly process for acquiring data in order to formulate a scientific and objective assessment upon which effective treatment is assigned
- WELL-DOCUMENTED BY PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS. As of this writing, the National Library of Medicine hosts more than 3,000 peer-reviewed articles on the subject of anti-aging medicine