FAQ about anti-aging

Why do we age?

The process of breathing and living, in short metabolism, in addition to obtaining energy, entails gradual oxidation phenomena in which free radicals are released, which deteriorate the body. In young individuals there are a whole series of antioxidant substances that prevent, or at least limit, cell damage. As we get older, these substances decrease and, at the same time, the metabolic process becomes more ineffective, which increases production of free radicals and, therefore, oxidation. At the same time, chronic inflammation processes occur that act through those same free radicals.

All individuals from the age of 35-40 years begin their aging process at a rate that increases with time and may increase if they have unhealthy lifestyles. Smoking, sedentary living, and drinking large amounts of alcohol accelerate the process of deterioration linked to aging.

What is anti-aging medicine?

Anti-aging is the medical specialty aimed at preventing and alleviating the effects of aging. A personalized exercise and dietary program is established, associated with pharmacological therapies aimed at slowing down the aging process, achieving a higher quality of life and healthy aging.

Who are anti-aging programs for?

It is about slowing down the aging process in order to prolong the years with good quality of life, maintaining and improving your physical and psychological faculties.

From what age should I start an anti-aging program?

The deterioration of the aging process can be prevented staring at 40-50 years. The sooner the program starts, the easier it is to modify the course of aging and the better the results we will obtain.

What studies are carried out in the unit?

We carry out a very comprehensive study of the factors that play an important role in the aging process, and that are responsible for the greater or lesser speed with which our physiological functions deteriorate.

As a first step, a detailed medical history is prepared, followed by the corresponding examination, including functional tests of body composition and assessment of physical condition (spirometry, electrocardiogram, strength, etc.) and a psychological analysis.

Subsequently, blood and urine testsare carried out with special attention to the variables indicating the oxidation situation, as well as an abdominal and prostate ultrasound. Likewise, studies of immune function and relevant genetic data are carried out, all of which allow us to get very close to determining the patient’s biological age.

Once the tests are finished, the patient has a new consultation, where the results obtained are shown and explained and an evaluation is made of them. Depending on the results, the patient receives a treatment that includes hygienic-dietary measures, an aerobic/anaerobic exercise table and, if necessary, the appropriate drugs.

Six months after starting treatment, a follow up is performed, with the necessary analytical tests, adjusting the treatment accordingly. After twelve months, a new evaluation is carried out and from that moment on, the visits become annual. The treatment can be complemented with aesthetic corrective measures.

What is an anti-aging treatment?

Once the impact of aging on our body has been analyzed, a personalized treatment proposal will be made and periodic follow-up controls for the patient will be established.