What Causes Premature Aging?

Aging is a natural process and not a disease. Ideally, numerous benefits attend old age: wisdom; the pleasure of watching your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren flourish; and the time to help others and to enjoy life fully.

Still, there are various issues people can experience that are often associated with aging: arthritis, heart conditions, digestive problems, fatigue, and many more.

The key to aging well is to prevent premature aging.

Premature aging is where one ages faster than their body’s cells’ genetic programming.

It appears our cells are pre-programmed to have a maximum lifespan. The process of aging occurs when old cells start dying at a faster rate than new ones are generated.

Several lifestyle factors can play a part in speeding up — or slowing down — this process, including:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Stress
  • Exposure to environmental toxins

Genetics also play a part, but often times we see patients whose lifestyles do more to upset hormonal balances and accelerate aging.

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If you want to prevent premature aging, the first step is to determine your risk factors.

At the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine, we use a variety of tests that can give you an assessment of your aging. We evaluate oxidative stress, toxic metals, antioxidant levels, and more to determine the best natural treatment for each individual patient.

Call today for an appointment to get tested and start improving your quality of life!