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Anti-Aging Specialist


Family Medicine located in Bluffton, SC

While growing older is unavoidable, there are ways of slowing down the rate at which you age. If you're interested in anti-aging, the team at Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care can help. At their office in Bluffton, South Carolina, they offer personalized anti-aging treatments, including the use of advanced supplementation to boost your body's defenses against aging. To benefit from their experience in helping people feel younger for longer, call Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.

Anti-Aging Q & A

Why should I consider anti-aging treatments?

Most people start to think about anti-aging as they reach middle age, and the inevitable effects of time's passage become more noticeable.

Women often enter perimenopause around age 50, when production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone slow down. This is a natural occurrence that signals the end of a woman's reproductive phase of life.

While men don't experience such a decisive change, they may suffer from andropause – a decrease in testosterone, the male sex hormone – in their middle years.

The loss of these sex hormones can cause a wide range of problems, including:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Lack of energy and drive

To help their patients combat these symptoms of menopause and andropause, Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging programs that are personalized to each patient's needs.

What does an anti-aging program contain?

Your anti-aging program could contain a number of approaches based on the functional medicine model of addressing every potential influence on your health.

The foundation of anti-aging is a healthy lifestyle, which might mean making some changes. 

These lifestyle modifications could include:

  • Weight loss
  • Regular exercise
  • A healthier diet
  • Stress management
  • Cutting out smoking
  • Reducing alcohol intake

Your diet is critically important to anti-aging, as eating foods that contain high levels of antioxidants and micronutrients slows down aging and helps keep you healthy. To supplement your diet, Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care offers vitamin therapy tailored to your nutritional requirements.

The team also supplies cutting-edge dietary supplements that use the science of nutrigenomics.

How does nutrigenomics help with anti-aging?

Nutrigenomics looks at how what you eat affects your genes and the way your genetic makeup affects your body's responses to certain nutrients. One of its key discoveries is the effect of oxidative stress, where your cells come under attack from free radicals.

These attacks are happening all the time, with your body protecting itself by producing antioxidants as well as getting them from the healthy foods you eat. However, from your early twenties, the body’s antioxidant production starts to slow down. 

The team recommends a product called Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer™ that works by activating the Nrf2 pathway that's responsible for antioxidant production.

What are the benefits of anti-aging treatments?

Anti-aging treatments offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Gene detoxification
  • Reduction of oxidative stress
  • Reduction in cellular stress
  • Supporting natural cell repair and rejuvenation

Protandim Nrf2 Synergizer stimulates the body to produce enzymes that can neutralize free radicals and help to regulate your survival genes.

All these benefits result in a significant slowing down of the aging process, so you can enjoy an active, rewarding life well into old age.

To find out more about anti-aging treatments that work, call Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.