THE SECRET TO HEALTHY AGEING

As much as we can try to ignore or delay it, everybody ages. While there’s no way to avoid it, there are ways to encourage a healthy ageing experience.

There’s a whole industry centred around products, treatments and medications that claim ‘anti ageing’ effects. It’s something we all seek — to look and feel younger, preserving a youthful body for as long as possible. While we can recognise the potential effects of a skin cream or medicine, it’s often unclear what anti ageing actually means and how these products can work.

ANTI AGEING CATEGORY

FROM FACE CREAM TO MEDICATION

The wonderful and vague world of anti ageing. 

Anti ageing can capsure everything from reduced facial wrinkles to restoring hormone levels and considering the deep, cellular origins of ageing. Ultimately, these products and treatments work to delay the onset of ageing by promoting optimal body functioning and general health. 

It’s important to remember that ageing isn’t a condition to be cured. Ageing is inevitable, however various anti ageing products can work to alleviate symptoms across the many stages of ageing.

HOW TO AGE WELL

Ageing is understood as a sequence of statuses, usually marked by age or stages in life, like a 50th birthday or retirement. Biologically, ageing begins as the body gradually fails to repair defects, and can’t rejuvenate the processes it once could in youth — it’s simply a part of degeneration. 

Healthy ageing is the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age, as defined by the World Health organisation. Ideally, this is a pain and disease free state, with manageable, if any health conditions. 

There are four general categories of anti ageing products, treatments and measures which can create this healthy and ideal ageing experience. 

Symptom Alleviation

These anti ageing products attempt to hide, delay or relieve signs of biological ageing.

Examples:

  • medicines for joint and muscle soreness
  • laser eye surgery

Cosmetic

These methods aim to disguise the physical effects of ageing.

Examples:

  • facial cream
  • skin treatments

Prophylactic

These measures can help delay the onset of ageing.

Examples:

  • regular exercise
  • a healthy, wholefood diet

Compensatory

These products are designed to reinvigorate the body’s functions and processes that typically decline with age.

Examples:

  • medicine for erectile dysfunction
  • vitamins for immune support

THE ANTI AGEING CATEGORY

The new Anti Ageing category features medications and supplements for a complete approach to managing age. These doctor-prescribed products can delay and manage the effects of ageing, to promote general wellbeing and facilitate healthy ageing.

Ageing presents differently in each individual, which is why our Anti Ageing category features products to aid in cellular and biological ageing, as well as products to focus on particular goals such as weight loss and muscle development, which are often affected by ageing.

Contact our Patient Care Team for more more about our anti ageing products.

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